Solutions to shoddy results: Carrots, sticks and standards
Justitia, the goddess of justice, famously seeks the truth while blindfolded. Scientists, on the other hand, do not. And Glenn Begley thinks that’s why they so often don’t find it. “If I was king of the world, the one thing I would do is to insist that every study be performed blinded,” he told his audience at the National Press Club on Wednesday.
Begley was part of a panel discussing what to do about the dismally low reproducibility rate of most preclinical biomedical research.
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