The scientific processPublished Nov 18, 2017
Biomedical research illuminates the world and saves lives. It's also messy, tedious, and often frustrating. Repeating studies and building on them are the keys to ensuring that our understanding of the natural world grows more precise over time. But recent years have seen a nationwide rise in highly publicized studies that proved problematic. What many would describe as the "replication crisis" in science has gained the attention of researchers and policymakers at the highest levels.