Benign and malignant scientific irreproducibility.

Abstract

Irreproducibility is a widely recognized problem harming scientific progress. Here, we classify types of scientific irreproducibility based on deleteriousness using a cancer analogy: benign, pre-malignant and malignant. We discuss the difficulties of challenging potentially irreproducible papers, especially in high impact journals and/or by famous authors… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2018.03.015