Research Conduct and Compliance Office

The Reliability Crisis: Will It Destroy Science?


Bill Yates, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Research Conduct and Compliance Office
Professor of Otolaryngology and Neuroscience
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Neurophysiology

It has recently been shown that most research findings cannot be replicated by other researchers, and that most preclinical studies cannot be effectively translated to new medical treatments. This lecture discusses the many factors that have contributed to poor research reliability, as well as steps that can be taken at all levels to improve research reliability.