Ethics in research: how to improve the integrity of scientists in their work

« … Is it possible to introduce a system to improve the credibility and validity of the results of research that is published in scientific journals? An efficient method would be to ensure the reproducibility of experiments, from technical and statistical perspectives, by independent laboratories. Likewise, the disclosure of sources of funding would be important, and incorporating innovations such as CrossMark® to provide information on retractions, whatever the reasons may be.

This is the matter addressed by the journal Science in its recent issue of June 26 which is dedicated to two key commentaries from teams lead by Bruce Alberts3 and B. A. Nosek4, respectively, and on which we comment below (…) »