This workshop will focus on two of the cornerstones of science advancement, which are rigor in designing and performing scientific research and the ability to reproduce biomedical research findings. The workshop will also emphasize the application of rigor that ensures robust and unbiased experimental design, methodology, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of results. The notion that when a result can be reproduced by multiple scientists, it validates the original results and readiness to progress to the next phase of research will be covered in this course. This is especially important for preclinical studies that provide the basis for rigorous clinical trials in humans.
The overall goal of this workshop is for each attendee to be able to apply rigor in designing, performing, and reporting scientific research, as described by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Wouter Koek, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry
UT Health San Antonio