The Research Ethics Program serves as a resource for the campus community to identify and address ethical challenges intrinsic to the conduct of science, engineering, and other academic scholarship.

Case of the Month: June 2019

This is the third in a series of cases on the topic of reproducibility in science. One reason that one group is unable to reproduce work of another may be because they are not using the same materials. For example, a study conducted in the same strain of mice from one supplier might differ if provided by a different supplier. Differences that might seem minor in different versions, for example, of software, antibodies, or populations of human subjects, might result in very different findings.

  • What materials used in your research might vary and result in research that might not be reproducible?


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