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Study identifies ‘enablers’ of research reproducibility

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Training, incentives and peer review all found to be important

Key factors for boosting the reproducibility of research have been identified in a study commissioned by the Knowledge Exchange—a group of organisations providing digital technology infrastructure and services for higher education in six European countries.

Reproducibility is essential for research to be verified, so that society can have confidence in the results, and is important for research to be built on by subsequent projects. But there are challenges in creating reproducible research outcomes, such as the diversity of research processes and infrastructures.

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