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  1. Living Science: Truth even unto its innermost parts

    Eve Marder
    Challenging anyone who spreads falsehoods is an important part of respecting the truth in both science and the wider world.
    1. Medicine
    2. Neuroscience

    Point of View: Open science takes on Parkinson’s disease

    Ekemini AU Riley, Randy Schekman
    The ASAP initiative promotes open and collaborative practices, and works with other foundations and projects in an effort to understand the mechanisms responsible for the onset and progression of Parkinson's.
    1. Ecology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Education and Outreach: March Mammal Madness and the power of narrative in science outreach

    Katie Hinde et al.
    Hypothetical battles between animals can be used to interest the general public in biology.
  2. Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: A call to eradicate non-inclusive terms from the life sciences

    Aziz Khan
    The number of articles containing non-inclusive terms such as "blacklist" and "whitelist" are increasing in the life sciences literature.
  3. Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Racial inequity in grant funding from the US National Institutes of Health

    Michael A Taffe, Nicholas W Gilpin
    Grant applications submitted to the NIH by African-American/Black PIs are less likely to be funded than applications from white PIs, and the NIH must find a solution that eliminates this racial disparity.
    1. Medicine

    Science Forum: Improving preclinical studies through replications

    Natascha Ingrid Drude et al.
    Increasing validity should be a priority when deciding which preclinical experiments to replicate and when performing replications.
  4. Meta-Research: A retrospective analysis of the peer review of more than 75,000 Marie Curie proposals between 2007 and 2018

    David G Pina et al.
    A study of more than 75,000 grant proposals to the European Union indicates that the outcomes of the peer review process remain stable in response to changes in the way that peer review is organized.
  5. Research Culture: A survey of early-career researchers in Australia

    Katherine Christian et al.
    Job insecurity is putting stress on early-career researchers in Australia, compromising their career development and potentially reducing the quality of research.
  6. Meta-Research: Journal policies and editors’ opinions on peer review

    Daniel G Hamilton et al.
    A survey of journals and editors in five areas of research - ecology, economics, medicine, physics and psychology - reveals a range of differences in their approach to peer review.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Science Forum: A survey of research quality in core facilities

    Isabelle C Kos-Braun et al.
    Responses to a survey reveal how core facilities could improve and encourage good research practices.