A core value of science is the ability to reproduce the findings of others in order to check for methodological rigor, errors, plausible interpretations, and/or misconduct. However, for a variety of reasons, from lack of time or resources to little professional recognition or credit for doing so, science may be failing to fully embrace this value, leading to questions about the quality and reliability of the published scientific literature.
A session at the upcoming AAAS Forum on Science and Technology Policy (May 1-2, 2014 | Washington, DC) will examine these issues from four different perspectives—the funders of the research in question, the editors of journals that publish the studies, the concerns of industry that develops products at great cost based on those studies, and the academic disciplines that define “best practices” for the conduct of research. Speakers, which include BITSS Executive Committe Member Brian Nosek, will offer their recommendations for responding to the concerns that have been raised from both inside and outside of science.
- Friday, May 2, 9.30am
- Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (Washington, DC)
- Panelists: Katrina Kelner (Editor, Science Translational Medicine), Robert Golub (Deputy Editor, JAMA), Story Landis (Director, National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH), Ariella Kelman (Group Medical Director, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group), Brian Nosek (Associate Professor, University of Virginia), Mark S. Frankel (Director, Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program, AAAS)