replication

The UK Reproducibility Network (UKRN) has responded to a government inquiry into reproducibility and research integrity. The UKRN, who are supported by the BPS as an affiliate stakeholder, submitted evidence to the inquiry from its steering group (chaired by Professor Marcus...

In the May 2012 issue, we published a special set of contributions on replication [download the PDF or...

A consortium of universities which aims to drive the uptake of open research practices has been given a funding boost from Research England. The UK Reproducibility Network (UKRN), made up of 57 local networks of researchers and university...

Tom Loncar’s article on power posing research (June edition) gave a useful overview of the work in this area. However, I feel that some important points were neglected...

In 2010, researchers from Columbia and Harvard Universities examined whether brief postural adjustments – ‘power poses’ – could produce positive psychological, behavioural and hormonal outcomes. Their experiment revealed an emphatic ‘yes’ on all three questions, with the...

The open science movement has gained momentum in recent years. With fresh appeals to the virtues of openness and transparency and an arsenal of emerging digital platforms, many ‘open science enthusiasts’ describe the potential for change as being analogous to the scientific...

At school, Neil Lewis Jr was always the ‘smart Black kid’. Aged nine, he and his family emigrated to Florida from his birthplace in Jamaica and he soon learned that his new classmates had low expectations of Black students. ‘They had a stereotype that Black people are not...

Moves towards a more reproducible, transparent, open way of ‘doing’ science have been creeping into the mainstream over several years. At the vanguard of this culture shift has been a generation of relatively junior front-line scientists, many sharing a shiny vision of...

In a move towards aligning efforts to improve the robustness and openness of research and tackle questionable research practices and reproducibility, 10 universities have joined the UK Reproducibility Network. Formed of...

These were not words I expected to hear Professor Lord Robert Winston say to a room of neuroscience researchers, students, publishers and funders: ‘Most of the stuff you publish is crap’. But given the replication crisis across sciences, they seem fair. What surprised me even...