Table 1.

Making animal research credible.

GoalActions
Minimize publication and selective-reporting biasesConsider preregistration of animal studies (especially experimental trials); promote work done by all-inclusive, publicly visible consortia.
Improve study design, conduct, and reportingUse appropriate design and statistical methods; avoid over-interpretation; maximize transparency; fully document all anticipated, iterative, or exploratory steps in the research; use standard reporting guidelines [for example, ARRIVE (15)].
Make raw data, analyses, and protocols availableAllow other investigators to see the full workflow and to repeat the analyses, if need be, to verify results and integrate them with other parallel or future efforts.