New position paper: the reproducibility crisis

11 October 2021

In 2016 a Nature survey found that 70% of respondents had ‘tried and failed to reproduce another scientist’s experiments,’ although ‘73% said that they think that at least half of the papers in their field can be trusted’.

There is a clear crisis in reproducibility, but how deep it is is open to debate. Last month we submitted a response to the Science and Technology Committee’s call for evidence, we explore the issues underlying the reproducibility crisis, and suggest a number of actions that will help to address it.

Today we publish an amended form of this response as our latest position paper. To it click here. 

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