ReproNim Introduction to ReproNim Training Program

Episode 0: Reproducibility is a Problem


Teaching: 5 min
Exercises: 0 min
  • Can you cite some examples where issures related to reproducibility have been documented to be a problem?

  • Show some of the evidence that reproducibility is causing problems in neuroscience.

A number of studies have brought the reproducibility of science into question.

Prinz, et al. Nature Reviews Drug Discovery 10, 712 (September 2011) Bayer Healthcare

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But just what is ‘reproducibility’ anyway?

Because we do not really characterize data, analysis and results very precisely in the current literature, ‘Similar’ has lots of wiggle room for interpretation (both to enhance similarity and discount differences).

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