US Academies examine open science and reproducibility | www.nationalacademies.org
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"The importance of research within modern society is undeniable. Ongoing scientific research enables the development of new technologies that can improve health and quality of life, provide new ways to harness and sustain the Earth’s natural resources, produce clean and renewable energy, bolster the economy, and yield a more complete understanding of the natural world. Materials research in particular has provided wide-reaching benefits to society and will continue to play a key role in enabling future advancements. Many technologies have reached a point where further advancements require the development of new materials, or materials systems, that can be manipulated to have the required properties, characteristics, and/or performance to suit specific applications.
Despite the important role that scientific research plays in society, concerns about integrity, transparency, and reproducibility have recently become a discussion point both within the scientific community and among policymakers. To address these concerns, the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (Academies) has undertaken three studies—one on integrity in research, one on open science, and one on reproducibility and replicability...."