Quality over quantity: how to improve the rigor and reproducibility of research?

A heated debate surrounds the significance of reproducibility as an
indicator for research quality and reliability.  Different approaches are being taken to address this problem, including greater transparency in the pre-publication of study protocols, analysis plan and analysis code and data sharing. However, further incentives are needed. See the comments of the Australian chief scientist Alan Finkel in Nature 566, 297 (2019)

 

Pharmacists and collaborative practice: how are we doing?

Pharmacists are integral members of the healthcare team. In a recent systematic review, authors summarized the literature on pharmacy students, pharmacy faculty and practising pharmacists toward interprofessional education and collaborative practice. The conclusion is that sustained efforts are still required to improve undergraduate curricula and promote interprofessional culture at individual and organisational levels.

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