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Broken Science?: Tackling the irreproducibility crisis
Thu, February 23, 2017, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM GMT
Since the reports of Amgen researchers failing to replicate results from 47 of 53 ‘landmark’ cancer papers and the estimated numbers of irreproducible psychology studies at a worrying 50%, many scientists proclaimed the current organisation of science to be broken and urged for a change. Among proposed culprits are misguided metrics of research quality, the excessive pressure to publish, P-value hacking, problems with peer review and the cult of the journal. Join us to hear perspectives from a panel of working scientists, editors of high-profile scientific journals and analysts of academic communication on whether science is indeed broken and the potential of its most promising ‘cures’.
Moderator: Dr. Danny Kinglsey, University of Cambridge, Head of Scholarly Communication
- Prof. Chris Chambers, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Cardiff
- Dr. Christine Ferguson, Chief Editor, PLOS Biology
- Dr. Peter Lawrence, FRS, MRCLMB Emeritus Scientist, Director of Research, University of Cambridge
- Dr. Nathalie Le Bot, Senior Editor, Nature
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