Reproducible research and scientific audit

Irreproducibility of scientific findings is among major problems of modern science1. It is not uncommon that people spend millions of euros on experimental, functional, and clinical follow-up of some findings only to discover that they are chasing false-positives which resulted from e.g. a bug in the statistical quality control procedure. It is not uncommon that the good scientific name of a group of eminent scientists is at risk because of a junior bioinformatician having late night before running some important analysis and as a consequence forgetting an important step. And we all know that having original work published in Science or Nature does not guarantee that the reported results are reproducible.

In case you value your scientific name and integrity, if you want to stick to high standards of reproducible research, and you are not quite sure how to do this, feel free to contact us.

Also, you may consider ordering a ‘scientific audit’ in case you plan to make big investments into follow-up of some previous (external) work. We can help you with having an external, objective view at the problem and previous findings, and will try to find additional lines of evidence and data which may help you in making this important decision in a more informed and justified manner.


Baker M. 1,500 scientists lift the lid on reproducibility. Nature. 2016;533(7604):452-454. doi: 10.1038/533452a