Reproducibility of Science: A Roadmap Forward

Sunday, 15 February 2015: 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Room 230C (San Jose Convention Center)
Reproducibility of scientific results has been increasingly challenged by both the scientific community and in the realm of public opinion. Some of the failures are spectacular because of their visibility, and others, which are much less visible, are wastes of resources and potentially harmful to the subjects and animals involved. The sources of lack of reproducibility are not fully apparent but lie partly in poor experimental design, the quality and possible misuse of data analytics, and inadequate study interpretation. This symposium will provide instances of problems of scientific reproducibility and factors involved and discuss why they may be occurring. Initial suggestions of approaches to improve reproducibility will be provided with emphasis on design, statistical analytics, and reporting. This symposium will provide a comprehensive examination of problems in scientific reproducibility from the diverse viewpoints of clinicians, preclinical researchers, statisticians, and journal editors.
Allan R. Sampson, University of Pittsburgh
Pat Levitt, University of Southern California
Allan R. Sampson, University of Pittsburgh
Marcia McNutt, AAAS/Science
John P.A. Ioannidis, Stanford University School of Medicine
Biomedical Research Findings: Lack of Reproducibility and Approaches for Improvement
Shai Silberberg, National Institutes of Health, Office of Science Policy
Reproducibility: An NIH Perspective
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