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Lincoln, Nebraska and Palo Alto, California, July 24, 2014: There is growing concern over the reproducibility of experimental data in the scientific community. Studies have reported that the majority of published results cannot be independently reproduced.
The Center for Open Science and Science Exchange, however, has partnered to demonstrate that results replicated by independent labs can be confidently built upon by the scientific community. Another goal of the project is to develop best practices for common laboratory techniques that will help ensure data reproducibility.
As a part of the Reproducibility Initiative, the Cancer Biology Reproducibility Project is independently replicating fifty recent, high-impact cancer biology studies using the Science Exchange network of expert scientific labs. The Cancer Biology Reproducibility Project was started “to identify and reward high quality reproducible research by independent validation of key experimental results.”
LI-COR is supporting this initiative. “With the donation of LI‑COR reagents, Science Exchange will be able to increase the number of replication experiments that can be conducted,” says Shawn Mischnick, LI‑COR technical product manager. “LI‑COR is committed to improving the quality of research. We are proud to be a partner in the Cancer Biology Reproducibility Project.”
The Cancer Biology Reproducibility Project is supported by a $1.3 million grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation through the Center for Open Science.