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SfN/Neuronline - Open Access Virtual Conference: Enhancing Rigor and Transparency in Neuroscience

Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience
April 10, 2018
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open Access Virtual Conference


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April 10, 2018 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. EDT

Scientific rigor is fundamental to two key goals of the scientific endeavor: knowledge creation and the translation of discoveries into new therapies. Research must be well-designed and implemented, accessible, and reproducible to reap the benefits of new discoveries.

For this virtual conference, SfN has partnered with NIH and neuroscientists around the world to provide you — no matter your career stage — with training resources to enhance rigor in experimental design, data analysis, and reporting of your research findings.

The insights, experiences, and practical approaches for enhancing the rigor and transparency of neuroscience research you will hear from experts in a breadth of disciplines will cover various topics, including:

  • Differences between early stage discovery, hypothesis development, and formal hypothesis testing, and how to incorporate rigor at all stages.
  • Experimental design and implementation to minimize bias.
  • Considerations for data gathering and analysis, such as sample size planning, group compilation, statistical power, and the meaning of statistical significance.
  • NIH training resources and requirements for improving rigor and reproducibility in biomedical research.
  • Transparent publishing practices and their effect on enhancing rigor in neuroscience research.
  • How the field can incentivize rigorous research.

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