Tag Archives: Reproducibility

FASEB Provides Feedback to NIGMS on Research Resources

On May 10, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) responded to a National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) request for information on research resource needs and strategies for their support. In its letter to NIGMS, FASEB suggested three themes for the Institute to consider: 1) Enhance the discoverability of supported resources… Read More »

BioPolicy Summit Explores Solutions to Reproducibility Concerns

On February 9, the Global Biological Standards Institute (GBSI) hosted its second BioPolicy Summit, Research Reproducibility: Innovative Solutions to Drive Quality. The summit convened experts in the scientific community to explore ways to resolve ongoing concerns about the reproducibility of basic biomedical research. Keynote speaker Judith Kimble, PhD, a professor in the Department of Biochemistry… Read More »

Updates on MIRA and reproducibility at NIGMS advisory council

During the public session of its January 29 meeting, the National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council heard updates on several National Institutes of Health (NIH)-wide and National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)-specific initiatives. They also discussed the findings of several program assessments. NIGMS Director, Jon Lorsch, PhD, began the meeting with an update on… Read More »

FASEB releases reproducibility recommendations

On January 14, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) issued Enhancing Research Reproducibility, a set of recommendations aimed to promote the reproducibility and transparency of biomedical and biological research. The recommendations address general factors that impede the ability to reproduce experimental results as well as factors that specifically affect the use of… Read More »

A banner year for FASEB: Five highlights of 2015

It’s been a busy year for the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB). As always, advocating for science funding was a top priority. In 2015, many of FASEB’s messages echoed prominently in legislation, indicating that our work is making a difference. For example, the Federation was influential in shaping the final version of… Read More »

NIH Releases Strategic Plan

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has just released its NIH-Wide Strategic Plan, Fiscal Years 2016-2020. This is a well-written statement that puts strong emphasis on the value and accomplishments of NIH and the research it supports. The strategy for carrying out its objectives centers around four interdependent objectives: Advance Opportunities in the Biomedical Sciences. NIH… Read More »

FASEB set to develop strategies for enhancing reproducibility

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… Read More »