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Science is "show me," not "trust me"

A blog post from Philip B. Stark, Associate Dean of the Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, UC Berkeley Professor of Statistics, and winner of one of BITSS’ Leamer-Rosenthal Prizes for Open Social Science. This post discuss the core elements of reproducibility; its principles and practices.

Startup unveils tools to improve trial reproducibility

Elemental Machines, which develops smart laboratory technology, launched a new suite of tools that that measure environmental variables such as temperature and humidity—both of which are not traditionally accounted for in scientific experiments. By “debugging” the lab environment, the company believes it can improve experimental reproducibility, therefore reducing the time and cost of marketing new drugs and therapies. Elemental Machines recently raised $2.5 million in seed capital to support the development of the new suite of tools, which is called the EM Suite.

Misfit Founders Raise $2.5M to 'Debug the Physical World' With New Startup

Elemental Machines, a venture based in Boston and San Francisco, has come out of stealth mode. The startup says it's raised $2.5 million in seed from investors including Founders Fund’s FF Angel, PayPal co-founder Max Levchin and Project 11 Ventures. And now it’s ready to change the way our world does science, providing the infrastructure that will ensure experiment reproducibility for researchers.

Reproducibility from a Mostly Selfish Point of View

A talk given by Noam Ross: "Why was, as the title suggests, primarily focused on the benefits of reproducibility to us, and I proceeded from avoiding negatives (risk avoidance) to creating positives (more impact). In How I tried to be very high-level, talking about major concepts in reproducibility, and then talking generally about the tools that I have used for each, emphasizing that they may not be the right tools for everyone. Then we had a discussion about the most promising areas and tools to start with."