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Explore the debate and science of Irreproducibility.

October 16, 2020

To Prevent Election Catastrophe We Need Open Data

David Randall

Sound statistics won’t be enough to save us from a toxic brew of partisan hatred. But they might make the difference that lets the country accept the results of the election peacefully.

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May 8, 2020

COVID-19: A Medical Example of How Science-Guided Policy Goes Wrong

Neil A. Kurtzman

We must balance fighting the coronavirus pandemic with protecting our nation's fundamental infrastructure.

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April 24, 2020

Teaching Uncertainty

David Randall

The coronavirus pandemic has flung abstruse questions of scientific modeling to the forefront of public consciousness. How is the public to evaluate models intelligently?

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March 23, 2020

NAS Comments on EPA's Proposed Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Peter Wood

Submitted comment to the EPA which includes clarifications, modifications, and additions to the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed rule "Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Scienc...

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March 20, 2020

Coronavirus and Reproducibility

David Randall

The arguments in favor of acting now, with insufficient data, are unusually strong.

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February 19, 2020

Conference Follow-up: Fixing Science

National Association of Scholars

A summary of NAS's conference held at the Independent Institute in Oakland, CA, February 7th and 8th.

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January 20, 2020

Public Access to Data is Essential

David Randall, Stan Young and Warren Kindzierski

Why support the EPA's proposed rule, "Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science?"

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December 17, 2019

Scientific Irreproducibility and Public Policy

John David

The irreproducibility crisis does not only hinder progress in the sciences—it also has tangible effects on public policy, posing a serious threat to American consumers and businesses.

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October 3, 2019

'Secret Science' Rule Delayed Until Next Year

David Randall

Last month the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency announce that the proposed rule "Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science" would not be finalized before 2020. This...

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September 19, 2019

Bad Science Makes for Bad Government

David Randall

The government needs to form rules to ensure that the exercise of scientific expertise can itself be independently reproduced and verified.

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