Promoting Awareness and Knowledge to Enhance Scientific Rigor in Neuroscience
Scientific rigor is the structured and controlled application of the scientific method using the highest standards in the field, including considerations in experimental design, data analysis, and reproducibility.
SfN has partnered with NIH and leading neuroscientists who are experts in the field of scientific rigor to offer the series, Promoting Awareness and Knowledge to Enhance Scientific Rigor in Neuroscience as a part of NIH’s Training Modules to Enhance Data Reproducibility (TMEDR).
All original materials produced in this series are provided open access to the field and are supported by Grant Number R25DA041326 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). The contents of this series are solely the responsibility of the Society for Neuroscience and do not necessarily reflect the official views of NIDA.
The six webinars created in 2016 through the Promoting Awareness and Knowledge to Enhance Scientific Rigor in Neuroscience series are:
- Improving Experimental Rigor and Enhancing Data Reproducibility in Neuroscience
- Minimizing Bias in Experimental Design and Execution
- Best Practices in Post-Experimental Data Analysis
- Best Practices in Data Management and Reporting
- Experimental Design to Minimize System Biases: Lessons from Rodent Behavioral Assays and Electrophysiology Studies
- Statistical Applications in Neuroscience
In addition to this webinar series, explore the other resources below in this collection, including Professional Development Workshops filmed at SfN's annual meetings, articles authored by PIs, and sessions from a virtual conference.
Access SfN’s new program on scientific rigor – Foundations of Rigorous Neuroscience – here. These resources, under development from 2019–2022, will focus on the sociology of science and raise awareness around interpersonal factors that influence laboratory practices and professional activities.