Research integrity is an important driver of reliable and trustworthy research, and includes issues such as reproducibility and replicability. There is a need to promote robust research, starting at the lab bench and extending to the dissemination of findings to the scientific community, as well as to the public.
Following a call from the UK House of Commons Science and Technology Committee for evidence on reproducibility and research integrity, and the roles different institutions play in this, BMC Research Notes has partnered with the UK Reproducibility Network to provide a platform to share feedback on the topic with the wider scientific community.
In this BMC Research Notes collection, we welcomed contributions on the following topics:
- Factors that influence reproducibility and research integrity;
- The role of different stakeholders in addressing these factors;
- Proposals for improving research integrity and quality;
- Guidance and support for researchers.
We welcomed articles that are based on submissions to the Science and Technology Committee, including submissions by individuals, groups or organisations. Contributions from across the globe are invited.
Articles were submitted as Commentaries, which can be presented as thought-provoking opinion pieces or guidance documents.