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Peer-reviewers twice as likely to accept research conducted on men than the same research on women

11 May 2021

Dalmeet Singh Chawla

How biases may play out against female experimental participants.

How COVID-19 could make science kinder

24 February 2021

Gemma Conroy

Reviewers are providing more constructive feedback in a time of crisis, but how long will it last?

3 ways to make your scientific images accurate, informative and accessible

8 February 2021

Andy Tay

It’s all in the detail, from colour choice to how methods are documented, and everything in between. 

COVID-19: Where is the data?

22 December 2020

Julien Larregue et al.

Levels of open data remain stubbornly low, despite efforts to make research publishing more transparent, say Julien Larregue et al.

The race to the top among the world’s leaders in artificial intelligence

10 December 2020

Neil Savage

As revenues and research output soar in the field of AI, global competition between the United States, China and Europe heats up.

Three reasons to share your research failures

22 September 2020

Gemma Conroy

There’s a new journal for that. 

TOP Factor rates journals on transparency, openness

18 February 2020

Chris Woolston

New tool seeks to change editorial practices.

Software searches out reproducibility issues in scientific papers

28 January 2020

Dalmeet Singh Chawla

Papers are getting more rigorous, but progress is slower than some researchers would like.

Psychology looks to physics to solve replication crisis

6 January 2020

Jon Brock

What the CERN of psychology looks like.

The 7 deadly sins of research

10 December 2019

Gemma Conroy

The most common stumbling blocks.

The 10 most common mistakes with statistics, and how to avoid them

11 November 2019

Gemma Conroy

Significant results are not the only goal.

Q&A: 5 simple ways to make your research more reproducible

31 October 2019

Gemma Conroy

Small details can make a big difference. 

"It’s not a replication crisis. It’s an innovation opportunity"

28 October 2019

Jon Brock

The meaning of failure in science.

How researchers can improve the quality of systematic reviews

24 September 2019

Jon Brock

A guideline to boost transparency is being updated.

Frequent collaborators are less likely to produce replicable results

20 September 2019

Gemma Conroy

Stick with who you don't know. 

A “petting zoo for code” makes studies easier to reproduce

18 June 2019

Jeffrey M. Perkel

A new tool helps users to compose, compute and publish reproducible articles.

High-profile journals put to reproducibility test

30 August 2018

Philip Ball

Researchers replicated 62% of social-behaviour findings published in Science and Nature — a result matched almost exactly by a prediction market.

Q&A Adam Russell: The search for automated tools to rate research reproducibility

8 August 2018

Dalmeet Singh Chawla

A US project is exploring the use of software to assign confidence levels to published research.  

For the sake of science, it’s time to break ranks

26 July 2018

Anja Krieger

Researchers call for a change in evaluation to recognise the importance of reproducibility.

When it comes to reproducible science, Git is code for success

11 June 2018

Jeffrey Perkel

And the key to its popularity is the online repository and social network, GitHub.

Obsession with novelty sidelines deeper learning

22 November 2017

Brian Owens

Too much focus on generating new ideas in science is driving the replication crisis.