ABSTRACT

Research Reliability: Federal Actions Needed to Promote Stronger Research Practices, Report to the Ranking Member, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, U.S. Senate   [open pdf - 3MB]

From the Highlights: "In 2019, the U.S. government funded more than $42 billion in basic scientific research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Unsuccessful attempts to reproduce and replicate research results have been documented across many scientific disciplines, including those funded by NASA, NIH [National Institutes of Health], and NSF [National Science Foundation]. The scientific community has expressed concern over the difficulty of replicating prior research results. GAO [Government Accountability Office] was asked to review strategies to improve the reliability of federally funded research. Among other things, this report (1) examines what actions, according to experts, federal agencies could take to foster rigor and transparency in the research they fund; and (2) assesses the extent to which selected federal science funding agencies have taken actions to improve rigor and transparency."

Report Number:
GAO-22-104411
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Date:
2022-07
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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