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Following a call from the UK House of Commons Science and Technology Committee for evidence on reproducibility and research integrity, and the roles different institutions play in this, BMC Research Notes partnered with the UK Reproducibility Network to provide a platform to share feedback on the topic with the wider scientific community. 

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Finding the best fit for improving reproducibility: reflections from the QUEST Center for Responsible Research.

Drude et al. Share five years of experience on approaches and initiatives to promote reproducibility and rigour across research communities. 

Postpartum depression and associated risk factors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Shuman et al. Investigate the potential links between the COVID-19 pandemic and postpartum depression


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BMC Research Notes is an open access journal publishing peer-reviewed contributions from across all scientific and clinical disciplines, including intriguing initial observations, updates to previous work and established methods, valid negative results, and scientific data sets and descriptions. We are committed to making it easier to find, cite and share your short reports by providing an inclusive forum for valuable data and research observations.

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In a recent Commentary, Schulz, et al. discuss the potential benefits (and risks!) of using automated screening tools to enhance the speed and rigour of peer review.

Make sure to read their full article here.

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