Stanford opening new lab to study bad science

Despite the prestige that comes with research being published in peer-reviewed journals like Nature, recent investigation into published studies have found many to be irreproducible or flat-out wrong. Indeed, one groundbreaking stem cell study was retracted only last week, while 120 computer-generated papers were thrown out last month. To help prevent this influx of bad science, Stanford University is launching the Meta-Research Innovation Center (METRIC) to verify the findings of scientific research.

METRIC, The Economist reports, is led by Stanford professor John Ioannidis, an epidemiologist who in 2005 famously wrote “Why most published research findings are false,” a paper that sought to prove that research can and is often marred…

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