Reproducibility has garnered a lot of attention in the past few years, with increasing importance on the ability for researchers to improve transparency and allow for replication of their results. Researchers and policymakers will come together in June for a discussion that will focus on strategies to address challenges of non-reproducible research. The conference, "Best Practices of Biomedical Research: Improving Reproducibility and Transparency of Preclinical Research,” will be held June 9-10 in Bethesda, MD. Research!America is a co-sponsor for the conference, along with the NIH National Library of Medicine and Friends of the National Library of Medicine.
Discussion will highlight positive strategies to achieve significant quality improvement in preclinical research studies. The conference aims to generate constructive and practical messages to benefit producers, as well as users, of biomedical research discoveries. Topics covered will range from the challenges of reproducibility, ethics, open science and data sharing and best practices of reproducible research.
Speakers include: Robert Califf, M.D., commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration; Atul Butte, M.D., Ph.D., director, Institute for Computational Health Sciences, University of California, San Francisco; Christopher Austin, M.D., director, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences; Arturo Casadevall, M.D., Ph.D., Bloomberg distinguished professor, molecular microbiology and immunology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Lee Ellis, M.D., professor in surgical oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; Steven Roberd, Ph.D., chief scientific officer, Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance; among many others.
For a full list of speakers and to register for the conference, click here.