Reproducibility and Open Scholarship: National Academies Efforts and Roles for Societies

Openness and accountability foster integrity and improve the quality of research. Structured appropriately, the open science process can empower researchers to do better research and improve public trust in science. However, advancing reproducibility-replicability-openness is difficult, requiring top-down policy approaches, grassroots efforts, and changes in both the culture and incentives across the enterprise. In recognition that persistent, multi-stakeholder efforts are needed to move the research enterprise in the desired direction and in response to recommendations from several National Academies consensus reports, we are establishing a new Strategic Council for Research Excellence, Integrity, and Trust. This new Strategic Council convenes stakeholders across the research enterprise to develop ways to promote high-quality research practices and to address conflicting expectations and incentives across the research enterprise that inhibit ethical behavior and integrity in the system. Other notable current Academies activities include the Roundtable on Aligning Incentives for Open Science, workshops on Developing a Toolkit for Open Science Practices and on the Future of Methods Reporting, and a series of articles published in Issues in Science and Technology designed to advance ideas and spur discussion on how the scientific enterprise must evolve over the next 75 years. Many scientific societies have been actively leading efforts to address some or all of these issues. Our task now is to work together more effectively to advance a shared agenda.


  • Marcia McNutt, President, National Academy of Sciences (bio)

This series is supported and guided by these collaborating societies and federations:

  • AAAS/Science
  • American Astronomical Society
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Geophysical Union 
  • American Meteorological Society, Board on Data Stewardship
  • British Ecological Society
  • Council of Scientific Society Presidents
  • Ecological Society of America
  • Federation of American Societies For Experimental Biology
  • Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

From Friday, 03 December 2021 11:00 AM

To Friday, 03 December 2021 12:00 PM

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3 December 2021, 11am ET (1600 UTC)

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