eLife: Overflow in Science

overflow 1000Point of view: Overflow in science and its implications for trust

Client: eLife

This feature explored the concept and implications of Overflow in biomedical sciences. Overflow is the term given to the idea that data is being produced at such a rate in academia that it is impossible for the field to keep up with new developments and validate them thoroughly. This has important repercussions for reproducibility of studies and the integrity of the peer review system. The feature interviewed several prominent principal investigators and asked to what extent they had observed four overflow related consequences in their research.

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