Rigor and Reproducibility – Resources and Training



Brown University Library provides rigor and reproducibility resources.

Advance-CTR offers additional resources for faculty, including a video of a seminar entitled, "Mentoring for an Evolving Academic Career", presented by Ian Paul, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, and Director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine


NIH has a dedicated Reproducibility website and developed a comprehensive FAQ page, blog posts and reviewer guidance.

The NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research offers comprehensive training resources for NIH investigators

The NIH Office of Disease Prevention developed a free, seven-part, online course that provides a detailed guide to designing and analyzing group-randomized trials (GRTs).

Other NIH institutes and research centers have developed training modules and tutorials on reproducibility, many of which can be found within NIH’s online clearinghouse.


Center for Open Science Reproducible Research and Statistics Training Online Materials (COS)


Upcoming Trainings

Topic: Scientific Rigor

Topic: Mentorship/Lab Management

The Advance Clinical Translational Research (Advance - CTR) Mentoring Training Program offers an in-person, peer-driven training program for faculty in mentor roles. The program covers skills and techniques that will help mentors improve their relationships with mentees, while improving communication and driving professional development and success training programs and seminars


Related Articles/Interesting Reads

Making the right moves: A Practical Guide to Scientifıc Management for Postdocs and New Faculty,” put together by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Nature’s Guide for mentors,” by Adrian Lee, Carina Dennis, and Philip Campbell, Nature volume447, pages791–797 (14 June 2007)

Enhancing Research Reproducibility,” Recommendations from the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), Jan 14, 2016

March 2018 special issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) with several interesting articles on rigor and reproducibility, including:

A manifesto for reproducible science,” by Marcus R. Munafò et al., Nature Human Behaviour volume1, Article number: 0021 (2017); DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-016-0021