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Explore the debate and science of Irreproducibility.

July 12, 2022

In Science We Trust

Marina Ziemnick

Nearly every aspect of our daily lives, from the food we eat to the air we breathe, is controlled and directed according to the federal government’s understanding of “the science.”

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November 5, 2021

Advocacy vs. Scientific Inquiry: A Letter to the Society of Toxicology

Peter Wood

NAS writes to the Society of Toxicology to ensure the integrity of its publication procedures and the credibility of its commitment to the pursuit of scientific truth.

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January 26, 2021

Prejudice Under the Microscope

David Acevedo

Does the popular race Implicit Association Test stand up to careful scrutiny?

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January 12, 2021

Comments on EPA's Final Rule, "Strengthening Transparency"

David Randall

NAS applauds the Environmental Protection Agency for taking a significant first step toward strengthening reproducibility requirements in the science the agency uses to inform its regulations.

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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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