What does research reproducibility mean?

Science Translational Medicine  01 Jun 2016:
Vol. 8, Issue 341, pp. 341ps12
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aaf5027

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The language and conceptual framework of “research reproducibility” are nonstandard and unsettled across the sciences. In this Perspective, we review an array of explicit and implicit definitions of reproducibility and related terminology, and discuss how to avoid potential misunderstandings when these terms are used as a surrogate for “truth.”

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