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Training and Other Resources

Resources and training on many aspects of rigor and reproducibility, including sex as a biological variable, research methods, reviewer guidance and more.

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Training

Get an overview of NIH’s policy, specific information on key aspects of enhancing data reproducibility, and information on incorporating sex to strengthen experimental design.

 

General Policy Overview

Describes the issues of rigor and transparency and why NIH developed the policy, summarizes updates to grant application instructions and review language, and identifies resources available to meet staff needs 

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Module 1: General Policy Overview
Beginning with applications due on January 25, 2019 the application instructions and review criteria will be clarified to replace the term “scientific premise” with the term "rigor of the prior research". Please note that this video uses the term “scientific premise,” which should now be understood as “rigor of the prior research.”
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NIGMS Clearinghouse for Training Modules to Enhance Data Reproducibility

Focus on integral aspects of rigor and reproducibility such as lack of transparent, blinding and randomization, biological and technical replicates and exclusion criteria

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Module 1: Lack of Transparency

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Module 2: Blinding and Randomization

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Module 3: Sample Size, Outliers, and Exclusion Criteria

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Module 4: Biological and Technical Replicates

 


NIGMS Clearinghouse for Training Modules to Enhance Data Reproducibility

Focus on integral aspects of rigor and reproducibility such as lack of transparent, blinding and randomization, biological and technical replicates and exclusion criteria

 

 

Pragmatic and Group-Randomized Trials in Public Health and Medicine Online Course

A 7-part online course developed by the NIH Office of Disease Prevention to help researchers design and analyze group-randomized trials (GRTs). It includes video presentations, slide sets, suggested reading materials, and guided activities.

 
 

Reviewer Guidance

Explore information NIH provides to scientific peer reviewers to help them evaluate rigor and transparency, including sex as a biological variable.

Resources

Additional NIH information from across NIH that may be helpful in developing experimental design and understanding NIH policy.