Reproducibility should be a natural and integral part of the research process – embedded and invisible wherever possible. However, in recent years, the research world has encountered a reproducibility crisis whereby methods, analytical software, and data reported have not been shared fully openly or accurately.
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A Transparency SnapShot
Author awareness and compliance needed
To understand the adoption and impact of transparency guidelines the Ripeta team analysed the top 25 highest impact journals’ manuscripts from 2019. Their results indicate that even the most compliant journals failed to ensure that half of the authors included data availability statements. These results signal the need for better author awareness and improved methods for checking compliance.