UniBe’s Bernhard Voelkl commended by NC3Rs for his reproducibility paper

Bernhard Voelkl from the University of Bern was highly commended by the NC3Rs of the United Kingdom for his work demonstrating that performing multi-laboratory studies can produce more accurate and reproducible results than studies in a single laboratory, without the need to use more animals. Pre-clinical animal research is typically based on single laboratory studies conducted under highly standardized conditions. In his research Voelkl showed that this near-universal practice may actually help to explain the poor reproducibility of pre-clinical animal research. Instead of standardized conditions, diversity may be better, he concludes. More info: https://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/