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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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Honeycomb pattern © © simeonvdMangifera indica as propolis source: what exactly do bees collect?
Popova et al report that bees of different species make use of the two propolis sources offered by mango: bark resin and fruit latex, and confirmed the presence of alk(en)yl phenols and anacardic acids in the tree bark resin. 

Healthy white teeth are smiling and tooth with caries is sad on green mint background and hook dentist tools  © ©adraganA dataset for dental anxiety and psychological distress in 1550 patients visiting dental clinics
In this Data Note, Zinke et al describe questionnaire data collected from 1550 patients asked about anxiety and distress prior to dental treatments.

Immunofluorescence image showing examples of multinucleated cellsCRISPR/Cas9 genome editing system confirms centriolin’s role in cytokinesis
This study by Seronick et al reports that the CRISPR/Cas9 system can permanently remove cellular pools of centriolin and shows that centriolin disruption at mRNA and genomic level leads to similar cell division defects.

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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 our latest Commentary, Kanza and Knight discuss the key elements of data management and share their top 10 tips for good research data management! 

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