Archive for December, 2020

“Repeatability and Reproducibility”

In measuring the quality of experiments, repeatability and reproducibility are key.”

The preceding title and text come from an article posted on LabTube. This article emphasizes the importance of repeatability and reproducibility in scientific experiments. It also explains the differences between the two standards and how to achieve both. Click here to read the article.

Elsevier on Peer Review

Peer Review is one of the quality standards that CRE intends to propose for adoption and use as international data quality standards. Elsevier publishes technical articles in various peer-reviewed journals. Elsevier has published a position statement on the importance and use of peer review. It reads in part as follows:

“What is peer review?

Reviewers play a pivotal role in scholarly publishing. The peer review system exists to validate academic work, helps to improve the quality of published research, and increases networking possibilities within research communities. Despite criticisms, peer review is still the only widely accepted method for research validation and has continued successfully with relatively minor changes for some 350 years.”

“1500 Scientists lift the lid on reproducibility”

Editor’s note: Reproducibility of data is one of the data quality standards that CRE intends to propose for international adoption and use. The above-titled Nature article discussed what could be described as a reproducibility crisis in research. Part of the article reads as follows:

“More than 70% of researchers have tried and failed to reproduce another scientist’s experiments, and more than half have failed to reproduce their own experiments. Those are some of the telling figures that emerged from Nature‘s survey of 1,576 researchers who took a brief online questionnaire on reproducibility in research.