Some recent studies have analyzed the percentage of research that is reproducible. E.g. Prinz, F.; Schlange, T.; Asadullah, K. (2011). "Believe it or not: How much can we rely on published data on potential drug targets?". Nature Reviews Drug Discovery 10 (9): 712. doi:10.1038/nrd3439-c1. PMID 21892149. found that found that 65% of medical studies were inconsistent when re-tested, and only 6% were completely reproducible.

I wonder how research reproducibility in medicine has evolved over time.

  • $\begingroup$ Right now, this question seems awfully broad to me. Could you perhaps make it a little more specific, focusing on either one particular aspect, one period of time, one discipline (medicine?) or something similar? $\endgroup$
    – Danu
    Nov 14, 2014 at 8:06
  • $\begingroup$ @Danu Thanks for the suggestion, sounds good, let's restrict the question to the medicine field! $\endgroup$ Nov 14, 2014 at 15:35


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