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Reproducibility of Published Research

  • Johannes Klumpers (a1)


Recent articles have put into question the reproducibility of published research and have allocated some of the blame for un-reproducibility on a lack of integrity. This is a matter of major concern for the European Commission, and especially for its Scientific Advice Mechanism Unit. This article gives the view of the Head of that Unit.



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8.Briefing Paper: Research Integrity: What it Means, Why it Is Important and How we Might Protect it. December 2015 –


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