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Top Tips to Make Your Research Irreproducible [article]

Neil P. Chue Hong, Tom Crick, Ian P. Gent, Lars Kotthoff, Kenji Takeda
2015 arXiv   pre-print
It is an unfortunate convention of science that research should pretend to be reproducible; our top tips will help you mitigate this fussy conventionality, enabling you to enthusiastically showcase your  ...  irreproducible work.  ...  on how to make research irreproducible.  ... 
arXiv:1504.00062v2 fatcat:clpf4iai5nbbzkdfafuk7qp44q

Introducing the Zoom interview: tips for job hunting during the coronavirus pandemic

Abdelrahman Y. Fouda
2020 Nature  
Dress well from top to bottom and do not rely on the fact that the camera shows only your upper body. You might need to stand up or walk with your laptop from one room to another, as I did.  ...  I also chose to face the door to anticipate any surprise entrances. Make sure you have what you need next to you, such as your itinerary, a pen and paper, and your CV. Embrace Murphy's law.  ... 
doi:10.1038/d41586-020-01618-9 pmid:32514019 fatcat:jvzzytgrqzbx5id7n4i2jasaqe

nbis_reproducible_research.pdf [article]

Rasmus Ågren, Leif Wigge
2017 Figshare  
Introductory slides for the NBIS reproducible research course (http://nbis-reproducible-research.readthedocs.io).  ...  Reproducible research for bioinformatics projects Take control of your research by making it reproducible!  ...  Tip!  ... 
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.5674453.v1 fatcat:dlswf4yrtvcohm6sue3kyjth2e

Reproducibility Starts from You Today

Yasemin Turkyilmaz-van der Velden, Nicolas Dintzner, Marta Teperek
2020 Patterns  
In this article, we aim to help researchers improve the reproducibility of their work by providing simple tips and good practices that can be readily applied at different stages of the research life cycle  ...  In addition, funders, publishers, and research institutions followed policies aiming at increasing research reproducibility. But what does it mean in practice for research to be reproducible?  ...  Respondents thought that intense competition, and practices such as ''selective reporting'' and ''pressure to publish'' were top contributors to irreproducible research.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.patter.2020.100099 pmid:33205134 pmcid:PMC7660441 fatcat:b3lqiv7dhjgdnlhr6skmmhuvvy

Data sharing: An open mind on open data

Virginia Gewin
2016 Nature  
It isn't hugely difficult to share data (see 'Open-data pro tips'). Online repositories such as FigShare or Zenodo make it increasingly easy to deposit scientific content for widespread consumption.  ...  "There's a new area to navigate -' Are you cool with the fact that I'll want to make the data open?' -when talking with somebody about an interesting research idea, " she says.  ... 
doi:10.1038/nj7584-117a pmid:26744755 fatcat:7ge4vl4c7necdcrd54czpebrqq

Patent Law's Reproducibility Paradox

Jacob S Sherkow
2017 Duke law journal  
Clinical research faces a reproducibility crisis. Many recent clinical and preclinical studies appear to be irreproducible--their results cannot be verified by outside researchers.  ...  This is problematic for not only scientific reasons but also legal ones: patents grounded in irreproducible research appear to fail their constitutional bargain of property rights in exchange for working  ...  engage in research-often, irreproducible research-that satisfies the bare minimum needed to obtain protection.  ... 
pmid:28117563 fatcat:2bglfpb6sbbozhj773isd7uppu

Special Book Section: Belly Laughing at Science

Tom Haffie
1992 BioScience  
Here on your couch is one of the top Most Wanted psyches in North America. You have the op-708 portunity of a lifetime to probe the recesses of Gary Larson's gray matter.  ...  One panel catches a surgeon about to toss a morsel to a begging dog. I'll leave the others to your imagination.  ... 
doi:10.2307/1312178 fatcat:yjr2niryozgxlkyam3jqu7lqoa

Brainstorming is not the way to discuss scientific issues

2017 Nature  
Indeed, Burkus draws on research published more than a decade ago to help make his case that immediate criticism helps, rather than hinders, creativity.  ...  Equally credentialled researchers fall out on whether carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have passed a tipping point, or on the health risks of sugar.  ... 
doi:10.1038/545134a pmid:28492272 fatcat:xlpu3mkvfzdd5gtrphjofnddeq

A Standardized Protocol for Stereotaxic Intrahippocampal Administration of Kainic Acid Combined with Electroencephalographic Seizure Monitoring in Mice

Pascal Bielefeld, Amanda Sierra, Juan M. Encinas, Mirjana Maletic-Savatic, Anne Anderson, Carlos P. Fitzsimons
2017 Frontiers in Neuroscience  
Lack of scientific reproducibility is a growing concern and weak experimental practices may contribute to irreproducibility.  ...  This protocol offers extended possibilities compared to the systemic administration of KA, as it allows the researcher to accurately regulate the local dose of KA and resulting seizure activity, and permits  ...  Place them in such way that the tip of the electrode makes contact with the brain surface ( Figure 2E ).  ... 
doi:10.3389/fnins.2017.00160 pmid:28405182 pmcid:PMC5370320 fatcat:deqqtznhyndxtkyr3aelfm6sue

The truth squad

Erik Stokstad
2018 Science  
"The first way to deal with it, that's our conviction, is to study these things." They're motivated by the desire to make science better, although Van Assen is drawn to the detective work.  ...  Members of the group have become outspoken advocates for statistical honesty, publishing editorials and papers with tips for how to avoid biases, and they have won fans.  ... 
doi:10.1126/science.361.6408.1189 pmid:30237339 fatcat:i56pj2gc5jc2rovs6k4qvtvhsq

Beware the anti-science label

2017 Nature  
Indeed, Burkus draws on research published more than a decade ago to help make his case that immediate criticism helps, rather than hinders, creativity.  ...  Equally credentialled researchers fall out on whether carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have passed a tipping point, or on the health risks of sugar.  ... 
doi:10.1038/545133b pmid:28492268 fatcat:vqhdixxcq5dwdad3fcwysg2xpy

Ultrasensitive and towards single molecule SERS: general discussion

Javier Aizpurua, Heike Arnolds, Jeremy Baumberg, Ian Bruzas, Rohit Chikkaraddy, Malama Chisanga, Paul Dawson, Volker Deckert, Ines Delfino, Bart de Nijs, Giuliana Di Martino, Joshua Edel (+33 others)
2017 Faraday discussions  
The gap mode is key to making TERS work; but, that makes it difficult to measure the plasmon resonance.  ...  They used a model based on spheres that agrees well with experiments and suggests how to make good tips.  ... 
doi:10.1039/c7fd90088k pmid:29168857 fatcat:4wkfp3fxb5gyzl7pc6iuxoxx54

Accelerating Scientific Publication in Biology [article]

Ronald D Vale
2015 bioRxiv   pre-print
The increasing time to publication also delays potential catalytic effects that ensue when many scientists have access to new information.  ...  Since publication is generally a requirement for career progression, schemes to reduce the time of graduate student and postdoctoral training may be difficult to implement without also considering new  ...  However, pre--prints would allow you to access to information faster in your own field, which might help to advance your research program.  ... 
doi:10.1101/022368 fatcat:i4re3mwtv5d43llmfj7uwc2ip4

Addressing Privacy in Cloud Computing Environment [chapter]

Mangqoba V. Shabalala, Paul Tarwireyi, Matthew O. Adigun
2015 Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering  
In this paper we provide a study on the various privacy issues related to cloud computing.  ...  Cloud computing allows users to access computers and software applications hosted by remote servers.  ...  d) Irreproducibility: The one time passwords are similar to the tokens.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-16886-9_15 fatcat:mdjlagaqengzxlt4rwjg3f4ska

Coverage of Dirk Smeesters case

Chris Chambers
2016 Figshare  
Now it faces fresh questions over research practices that can sometimes produce eye-catching -but irreproducible -results.  ...  Moreover, you trade in your headstart on other researchers if you publicize your data. And raw data can be forged as well."  ...  Her arrest prompted colleagues in France to launch the International Workgroup on Academic Liberty and Freedom of Research in Turkey (GIT) on 21 November.  ... 
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.3381574 fatcat:4pvp2p555jag3lcwiki5tb6ihy
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