• Rigor and Transparency i.e., How to prevent the zombie paper Apocalypse

      Bandrowski, Anita; University of California, San Diego (University of Arizona Library (Tucson, AZ), 2016-10-27)
      The NIH is now requiring the authentication of Key Biological Resources to be specified in a scored portion of most grant applications, but what does it mean to authenticate? We will discuss what Key Biological Resources are, the ongoing efforts to understand how to authenticate them and of course the resources available, including examples. The journal response to authentication will also be pointed to and practical steps that every researcher can take today to improve reporting of research in scientific publication.