Improving reproducibility in animal research

Scientific Reports is welcoming original primary research articles for a special Guest Edited Collection on reproducibility.

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There have been increasingly lively discussions about many published scientific results failing validation by independent studies. This so-called reproducibility crisis has led to criticisms of study design in animal research. Inappropriate statistical methods, poor experimental design, and extreme standardization in trial design may contribute to the problem. Scientific Reports, a journal from the Nature Research family, is proud to welcome original primary research articles for our upcoming “Improving reproducibility in animal research” Collection.

This Collection will present original methodologies to improve the status quo and to report meta-research about the reproducibility of published animal research.

UPDATE: Deadline for submissions for this Collection extended to the end of February 2020. More information and details about this Collection and how to submit a manuscript can be found here.

This Collection is Guest Edited by Professor Florian Frommlet, Associate Professor at the Institute of Medical Statistics at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria. His research interests include both theoretical and applied statistics with applications in the life sciences. He has worked extensively on the problems of high dimensional data analysis which occur in modern genetics. Since 2014 he has been a member of the animal ethics committee of his university which motivates his strong interest in questions of reproducibility in animal trials. Florian Frommlet has been serving as Editorial Board Member for Scientific Reports since 2014.

Bastien Conan

Senior Publishing Manager, Nature Portfolio, Springer Nature

I graduated from Ecole Polytechnique in 2013 with a multidisciplinary MSc in Science and Engineering, and from UCL in 2014 with an MSc in Neuroscience, Language and Communication. In 2016 I joined Scientific Reports, where I now lead strategic projects in partnership with our Editorial Board.
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