NAS Launches New Report: "The Irreproducibility Crisis of Modern Science"

National Association of Scholars

Today is the launch of NAS's newest report by David Randall and Christopher Welser. The Irreproducibility Crisis of Modern Science: Causes, Consequences, and the Road to Reform examines the different aspects of the reproducibility crisis of modern science. Our goal is to bring the reproducibility crisis to the forefront of public awareness and to call on policymakers to take effective steps to address it. We also include a series of policy recommendations, scientific and political, for alleviating the reproducibility crisis. 

NAS was founded on, and continues to be guided by the idea that the pursuit of truth is the highest purpose of scholarly work. Civil and open debate is how we best pursue truth. We see this report as a first word on the crisis - not the last, and we wholeheartedly invite comments and responses to our report. We desire open debate about this issue and welcome submissions - agree or disagree with us - for publication on our website. If you are interested in submitting a formal comment for publication, please email [email protected]

If you are in the Washington, D.C. area today, April 17, please stop by our launch event. It will be held in room 2318 in the Rayburn House Office Building from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm. More details and registration here. Speakers include the two co-authors, NAS Director of Research David Randall, NAS Research Associate Christopher Welser, and Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX), who is the Chairman of the Science, Space, and Technology committee.

Lastly, NAS President Peter Wood and David Randall have an op-ed in today's Wall Street Journal about the report. Please note that the article is behind a paywall.

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