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Quotes on Reproducibility

"Reproducibility is fundamental to advancing science because it enables scientists to build on the work of others. Unfortunately, Proteomics is so challenging that reproducibility must be built into experimental design from the start or experiments are almost guaranteed to be irreproducible.” -The Fixing Proteomics Campaign

“Despite rapid technology developments and successful application in many biological studies, the reproducibility of mass spectrometry–based proteomics has been called into question.” –Ruedi Aebersold. A stress test for mass spectrometry-based proteomics. Nat. Meth. Online 17 May 2009

Why is reproducibility important?
  • More confident identifications.
  • Increased statistical power, fewer spurious differences.
  • Funding agencies, publications will likely demand it.

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