This year, Science Exchange CEO Elizabeth Iorns helped to launch the Reproducibility Initiative– collaborative program between Science Exchange, PLOS ONE, Mendeley, and figshare that offers scientists a way to validate their studies by expert providers.
The Reproducibility Initiative has been met with welcome applause from researchers and the public alike. The launch received accolades in Reuters and Slate Magazine. Initial outreach to academic studies have received a strong response as well, with 77% of respondents opting in to have their studies validated.
In recognition of her efforts with the Reproducibility Initiative then, Nature Magazine has just noted Dr. Iorns as one of their Ten People Who Mattered in 2012.
We are truly humbled for Elizabeth to receive such an accolade, and the awareness it brings for the important issue of reproducibility in academic research.
We look forward to the new year as The Reproducibility Initiative moves into its second phase of validating select studies.
Read Nature article at: http://www.nature.com/news/366-days-nature-s-10-1.11997