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Science  31 Aug 2012:
Vol. 337, Issue 6098, pp. 1031
DOI: 10.1126/science.337.6098.1031

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A breast cancer biologist is hoping to persuade researchers to have their work replicated for a fee. They would accept the risk of failure but also have a shot at quick validation. The Reproducibility Initiative, launched earlier this month, invites biomedical scientists to submit critical experiments to an advisory board, which matches those experiments with a research facility equipped to repeat them. The original author—and hopefully everyone else—can learn in a short time whether new research holds up. The journal PLoS ONE has pledged to publish any work that comes out of the Reproducibility Initiative.

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