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Bringing the gold standard into the classroom: teaching replication and reproducibility at Cambridge

last modified Feb 13, 2014 10:33 PM

Quality standards in the sciences have recently been heavily criticised in the academic community and the mass media. Scandals involving fraud, errors or misconduct have stirred a debate on reproducibility that calls for fundamental changes in the way research is done. As a new teaching course at Cambridge shows, the best way to bring about change is to start in the classroom, explains course instructor Nicole Janz.