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The reproducibility crisis and how to tackle it

   

Why the crisis matters and what researchers and funders can do about it

In July this year the UK Parliament’s Science and Technology Select Committee launched an inquiry into the reproducibility crisis. Its aim was to understand exactly what the crisis was, and what was necessary to address it.

Greg Clark, the chair of the committee, said it wanted “to get to the bottom of whether there is a ‘reproducibility crisis’ in science and social science research and to establish what is required to create and maintain an open, contestable and rigorous research environment”.

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