FASEB set to develop strategies for enhancing reproducibility

By | October 22, 2015

Experts representing scientific societies, government, and other non-profit organizations gathered at Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) headquarters on October 7 for the final session in a series of three roundtables on scientific rigor and research reproducibility. Based on the outcomes of the discussions, FASEB will develop a set of guidelines and best practices to help investigators navigate new National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant application policies that are scheduled to go into effect in January 2016.

During the event, FASEB leadership presented outcomes of the Federation’s roundtables on mouse models and antibodies. Participants identified areas of consensus, discussed possible collaborative actions, and identified emerging topics and concerns related to issues that affect the reproducibility of research results. Attendees included representatives from the Biophysical Society, Society for Neuroscience, the Global Biological Standards InstituteORCID, and delegates from 9 of FASEB’s 27 member societies.

To explore challenges and issues that affect the reliability of research resources, visit the NIH scientific rigor and reproducibility portal.