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Reproducibility of Data Collection and Analysis

Modern Technologies in Cell Biology: Potentials and Pitfalls

Monday, November 24, 2014
Lipsett Amphitheater, Building 10
Bethesda, Maryland

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This is the first of three workshops sponsored by the NIH Office of the Director on the important topic of reproducibility, the subject of recent editorials in leading scientific journals. (The second is on structural biology; the third is on genetics.)

The purpose of these workshops is to educate the NIH intramural research community about what advanced technologies can accomplish and the kinds of reproducibility problems that can arise; provide a cautionary note to scientists who hope to use but are inexperienced with various new modeling techniques; and educate others who are attempting to interpret results in the literature.

The meeting agenda is below.

We have invited several world-class scientists who will speak about important technologies in cell biology. In addition, we have assembled a panel of editors from five scientific journals covering cell biology to discuss issues with data reproducibility in the scientific literature. We encourage you to mark this event on your calendar, and we hope you will be able to attend, either in person or through the videocast at (available the day of the event).

We welcome our colleagues beyond the NIH to watch the videocast, too, which also will be archived. If you have any questions, please e-mail Dr. Paul Liu.

To help us gauge attendance, please register online in advance of the meeting by clicking here.

Nature article
Nature commentary (Collins & Tabak)


Monday, November 24, 2014

Lipsett Amphitheater (NIH Clinical Center, Bldg. 10)

8:30 a.m.
Opening remarks
Dr. Larry Tabak, Principal Deputy Director, NIH
Dr. Michael Gottesman, Deputy Director for Intramural Research, NIH

8:40 a.m.
Session 1: High-resolution imaging
Speaker #1: Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz (NICHD)
Speaker #2: Harald Hess (Janelia Farm, HHMI)

9:30 a.m.
Session 2: Cell-based FRET
Speaker #1: Steve Vogel (NIAAA)
Speaker #2: Anne Kenworthy (Vanderbilt University)

10:20 a.m.

10:35 a.m.
Session 3: FACS
Speaker #1: Mario Roederer (VRC, NIAID)
Speaker #2: Raphael Gottardo (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center)

12:00 p.m.
Lunch Break (on your own)

1:00 p.m.
Session 4: Fluorescence imaging and immunoblotting
Speaker #1: Ken Yamada (NIDCR)
Speaker #2: Liz Williams (Journal of Cell Biology)

1:50 p.m.
Session 5: Cell-based models
Speaker #1: Sandy Morse (NIAID)
Speaker #2: Yvonne Reid and John Pulliam (ATCC)

2:40 p.m.

3:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Data integrity and reproducibility in scientific literature
4:20 p.m.
Closing remarks

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