Skip to main content

Reproducibility Training

One hour of Supervisory Training will be awarded for completion of one hour of interaction with Lab Staff/trainees on Reproducibility and Study design. There are four video vignettes with associated discussion questions. The PI may choose which to use. These examples should be viewed as a starting point for discussions about best practices for designing experiments and how to relate them to the research environment.



NIH Experimental Design and Reproducibility Modules (for discussion, no video)

Lack of Transparency

Blinding and Randomization

Biological and Technical Replicates

Sample Size Outliers Exclusion Criteria

Additional Materials that Can be Used for Discussion

Reproducibility: Experimental Design
One of the components which contribute most to Reproducibility is good experimental design. David Glass, a noted authority and author of a textbook used in a short course on Experimental Design for Biologists (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 2007) spoke at NIGMS in August of 2014. His presentation was recorded and is available for viewing at the following location:


The page was last updated on Friday, December 11, 2015 - 5:00pm