1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
  2. Cell Biology
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Science Forum: The Brazilian Reproducibility Initiative

  1. Olavo B Amaral  Is a corresponding author
  2. Kleber Neves
  3. Ana P Wasilewska-Sampaio
  4. Clarissa FD Carneiro
  1. Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Cite this article as: eLife 2019;8:e41602 doi: 10.7554/eLife.41602
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Selecting methods and papers for replication in the Brazilian Reproducibility Initiative.

(A) Most frequent biological models used in main experiments within a sample of 100 Brazilian life sciences articles. (B) Most frequent methods used for quantitative outcome detection in these experiments. ‘Cell count’, ‘enzyme activity’ and ‘blood tests’ include various experiments for which methodologies vary and/or are not described fully in articles. Nociception tests, although frequent, were not considered for replication due to animal welfare considerations. (C) Flowchart describing the first full-text screening round to identify articles in our candidate techniques, which led us to select our final set of five methods.


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