In the scientific community a big problem may arise when different labs cannot reproduce certain experiments. In this lecture, Dr. Silberberg focuses on two of the components that contribute to low reproducibility: unconscious bias (human nature) and publication bias. Silberberg suggests the incorporation of randomization and blind experiments with a more transparent publication process will increase the quality of research. If these metrics are enforced by the grant and journal review processes, we can improve reproducibility in science.
Dr. Shai Silberberg is a Program Director at the NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) in the National Institutes of Health (NIH), leading the Institute efforts to increase the excellence of science and the completeness of research reporting. Dr. Silberberg obtained a Ph.D. in Neurophysiology from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Prior to joining NINDS, Dr. Silberberg was an Associate Professor at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel, investigating the biophysical functions and physiological roles of various ion channels.
Video first published here.