On the reproducibility of science: unique identification of research resources in the biomedical literature

@inproceedings{Vasilevsky2013OnTR,
  title={On the reproducibility of science: unique identification of research resources in the biomedical literature},
  author={Nicole A Vasilevsky and Matthew H. Brush and Holly Paddock and Laura Ponting and Shreejoy J. Tripathy and Gregory M. LaRocca and Melissa A. Haendel},
  booktitle={PeerJ},
  year={2013}
}
Scientific reproducibility has been at the forefront of many news stories and there exist numerous initiatives to help address this problem. We posit that a contributor is simply a lack of specificity that is required to enable adequate research reproducibility. In particular, the inability to uniquely identify research resources, such as antibodies and model organisms, makes it difficult or impossible to reproduce experiments even where the science is otherwise sound. In order to better… CONTINUE READING