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The home of “things said” by the National Association of Scholars.

'Secret Science' Rule Delayed Until Next Year

David Randall

Last month the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency announce that the proposed rule "Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science would not be finalized before 2020. This development has led to speculation the reform is will disappear into bureaucratic limbo. 

Bad Science Makes for Bad Government

David Randall

The government needs to form rules to ensure that the exercise of scientific expertise can itself be independently reproduced and verified.

Introducing Stanley Young, Director of the Shifting Sands Project

Peter Wood

NAS is proud to introduce our lead researcher on an exciting new project to discover how the irreproducibility crisis affects public policy.

Don't Ignore Government's Contribution to the Reproduction Crisis

David Randall

Science continues to evade its complicity in the irreproducibility crisis. 

Congress Needs to Strengthen Scientific Reproducibility Standards

David Randall

National policy should be based on reproducible science. 

Making Government Policy Reproducible

NAS

NAS urges the Department of Transportation to create transparent guidelines on data and research methodology.

Toolkit: Making Science Reproducible

NAS

A citizen's guide to the science education, funding, and reform. 

The Irreproducibility Crisis Claims Another Victim

Chance Layton

David Randall writes on the firing of Cornell scientist Brian Wansink and the ongoing problem of irreproducibility. 

Mice, P-hacking, and More Irreproducible Science

Peter Wood

Another study stinks of irreproducible science.

The Establishment Defends Irreproducibility

David Randall

NAS Director of Research David Randall argues that high reproducibility standards are practical.

UPDATED: NAS Public Comment on Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science

NAS

NAS has submitted an updated public comment to the EPA on the proposed rule to increase transparency in science used to make public policy.

Open Letter to Nature

Peter Wood

NAS President Peter Wood replies to Naomi Oreskes.

Irreproducibility and Climate Science

Edward Reid

Edward Reid discusses how the irreproducibility crisis affects climate science.

David Randall: A Brief Reply to Zeke Hausfather

David Randall

Irreproducibility Crisis co-author David Randall replies to Zeke Hausfather on climate science archiving.

Zeke Hausfather on Climate Science Archiving

Zeke Hausfather

Zeke Hausfather writes about the Bates/Karl debate on climate science archiving.

A study in perception: Feelings cause…feelings

John E. Staddon

Statistical correlations and thousands of subjects are not enough.

NAS Public Comment on Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science

NAS

NAS has submitted a public comment to the EPA on the proposed rule to increase transparency in science used to make public policy.

NAS Launches New Report: "The Irreproducibility Crisis of Modern Science"

NAS

This study examines the different aspects of the reproducibility crisis of modern science, and includes a series of policy recommendations.