Enhancing Scientific Reproducibility through Transparent Reporting Workshop – presented by The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Cohen Veterans Bioscience CEO & President Dr. Magali Haas presented at the workshop “Enhancing Scientific Reproducibility through Transparent Reporting,” September 25-26, 2019, in Washington, D.C., hosted by The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
An ad hoc committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is convening a public workshop to discuss the current state of transparency in reporting pre-clinical biomedical research (e.g., disclosure of the availability and location of data, materials, analysis, and methodology) and to explore the possibility of improving the harmonization of guidelines across journals and funding agencies so that biomedical researchers propose and report data in a consistent manner. This workshop is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, Cell Press, The Lancet, and Nature Research.
- Highlight current efforts by researchers, institutions, funders, and journals to increase transparency in proposing and reporting pre-clinical biomedical research;
- Discuss journal and funder assessments of researchers’ adherence to reporting guidelines, including a discussion of the effectiveness of checklists;
- Consider lessons learned from field-specific best practices for increased transparency in reporting rigor elements (i.e., research design, methodology, analysis, interpretation and reporting of results) that are generalizable across biomedical research domains;
- Discuss opportunities for improving the consistency of reporting guidelines and requirements for rigor and transparency by journals, funders, and institutions across the biomedical research lifecycle; and
- Consider approaches to compare reporting of rigor elements proposed in grant applications to those included in publications.