Degraded samples can produce spurious results in research
Report addresses three areas including appropriate documentation and sharing of research data, clear analysis and processes, and the sharing of code
New scientist-friendly digital tools provide an integrated solution to the reproducibility crisis
The findings throw study results into doubt and shed light on the 'reproducibility crisis'
A new report recommends ways to improve transparency and rigor in research
Research findings based on HeLa cells cannot always be reproduced by other scientists