Winter 2017/18 Teasers
Drug Discovery World
Practicalities of conducting REPLICATION STUDIES
By Dr Nicole Perfito, Dr Rachel Tsui & Dr Elizabeth Iorns

The first results for the Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology offer insights into the time and cost of conducting replication studies in preclinical cancer biology.

While many agree that developing a therapeutic should not be pursued unless grounded in reproducible preclinical results, the costs of replication have, to date, not been considered when such studies are funded. With this first estimate of the resources required, the Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology lays the foundation for developing a research funding structure that may provide appropriate incentives for completing replication studies....

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