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Successfully repeating past experiments depends on knowing exactly which reagents were used. Research Resource Identifiers (RRIDs) can help with this by allowing researchers to unambiguously cite key resources used in the experiments. In our most recent webinar, we discuss which sorts of reagents, tools and materials should (and should not) get RRIDs and how their wider use in biomedical research will enhance reproducibility.
Reproducibility is complex, but there are relatively easy things that you can do to improve your next paper.
Moderator: Vinodh Ilangovan, Postdoctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, and member of the eLife Early-Career Advisory Group.
Anita Bandrowski, Center for Research in Biological Systems, University of California San Diego.
Dr. Bandrowski leads the Resource Identification Initiative, an interdisciplinary group devoted to identification of scientific research resources. It is designed to help researchers sufficiently cite the key biological resources used to produce the scientific findings reported in the biomedical literature. The group spans academia, publishers, funding bodies and commercial tool providers. It is the core principle of this group that reproducibility starts with identifiability and we work with many journals to improve the methods section in each and every paper published by helping authors disambiguate their resources with RRIDs.
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