Reproducibility

The gold standard of science is independent replication.  I've attempted to briefly track replications here - please let me know if you tried to replicate one of our experiments, and it didn't work. 

Failures:

Replication/Triangulation:

 

Rigor

We are committed to rigorous and reproducible science.  This means:

Shared datasets and code.  We have been sharing data since 2010 in various forms.  

Pre-registered hypotheses - we are working on pre-registering all new experiments (in progress). 

Access to our papers.  We also have been publishing in open-access journals such as Frontiers when possible. 

Convergent evidence from multiple levels (mice, rats, humans) and multiple experimental systems (single neuron analyses / LFP / EEG, or pharmacology / genetics / virus).  Samples sizes are powered by a priori analyses - even though our experiments can be costly and difficult (i.e., intracranial implants in transgenic mice or intraoperative neurophysiology).  

Science is a human process, and we make mistakes.  Even journals make mistakes.   Hopefully, by being as open and transparent as possible we can move closer to making observations that help human disease.