The Need for Reproducibility in Academic Research


Reproducibility, the ability to replicate or reproduce experimental results, is one of the major tenets of the scientific method. However, in the case of academic preclinical research, reproducibility (or more accurately the lack of reproducibility) has become a significant problem. An increasing number of reports have found discrepancies in published preclinical studies across scientific disciplines. […]

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The future of universities


Paul Graham just published a new essay on Frighteningly Ambitious Startup Ideas¬†in which he discusses a number of area that appear ripe for disruption by startups. One of the areas he mentioned was the university system: Replace Universities.¬†People are all over this idea lately, and I think they’re onto something. I’m reluctant to suggest that […]

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