July 12, 2020 - 9:30 am
July 12, 2020 - 10:30 am
Organised by BNA/FENS-CHET.
“Today I wouldn’t get an academic job. It’s as simple as that. I don’t think I would be regarded as productive enough.” Peter Higgs, Nobel prize winner
The preference for dramatic, novel and positive findings over incremental, reproduced or negative findings within a ‘publish or perish’ culture is jeopardising the reproducibility, replicability, and reliability of neuroscience research. While this issue has been recognised for some time, and is currently being addressed by many research councils, institutes and journals who are adopting credible initiatives, there is still a perceived – or in many cases actual – pressure on neuroscientists to publish ‘high-impact’ articles (and in high numbers).
In this special event, we will hear about credibility initiatives that have the potential to increase the reproducibility, replicability, and reliability neuroscience research, which will not only benefit scientific progress in the long-run, but also address a major cause for the poor mental health of research.
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Rik Henson, BNA President-Elect, and Credibility Advisory Board member
Dorothy Bishop, Professor of Developmental Neuropsychology, University of Oxford
Ben Bleasdale, Senior Policy and Advocacy Adviser, Wellcome Trust
Tanita Casci, Head of Research Policy, University of Glasgow
Peter Stern, Senior Editor, Science