The scientific community produces a staggering body of work each year. Yet researchers simply do not have the time to carefully evaluate each article they come across, creating space for substandard research to slip into our publications. A staggering 50-85% of published research is unreproducible. Ripeta tackles this problem by providing a quick and accurate way to assess the trustworthiness of research.
Ripeta aims to make better science easier by identifying and highlighting the important parts of research that should be transparently presented in a manuscript and other materials. Effectively a ‘credit report’ for scientific publications, the tool rapidly screens and assesses manuscripts for the proper reporting of scientific method components. Ripeta focuses on assessing the quality of the reporting and robustness of the scientific method rather than the quality of the science.
The ripeta Story
While technological innovations have accelerated scientific discoveries, they have complicated scientific reporting. Science is hard and reproducibility is important, so we need to make better science easier. Ripeta is developing the tools to make research methods transparent, enabling the verifiability, falsifiability and reproducibility of research.
Improving the reproducibility of science
Provocative Paper Titles
Does a disconnect between a paper’s abstract and its title indicate a potential need to inspect the article for possible trust issues?
Curious Case within Preprints: Is the Author Real?
This article highlights one case of a person acting as a scientist and placing papers on multiple preprint platforms.
ripeta in the news
Trusting Science in the Time of Coronavirus
When evaluating science, consumers of research should look to reproducibility, not journal brand.
The importance of quality research
Ripeta CEO, Dr. Leslie McIntosh, speaks about the importance of quality scientific research in the time of COVID-19.
Check out the full interview.
The Anatomy of a Data Availability Statement (DAS)
Including a DAS helps confirm a study, promotes stronger research transparency, and improves trust in science.
Comment on Proposed Epa data sharing policy
The NYTimes published an article based on a proposed EPA policy that put forth three options of new rules on which EPA policies should be based.