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<h3>The Prostate Cancer Foundation-Movember Foundation Reproducibility Initiative is a collaboration between the Prostate Cancer Foundation, the Movember Foundation and Science Exchange to replicate high-impact findings in prostate cancer.</h3> <hr> <p>The Movember Foundation-PCF Scientific Reproducibility Initiative is a <a href="https://osf.io/ih9qt/wiki/Funding%20and%20Supporting%20Organizations/" rel="nofollow">collaboration</a> between Science Exchange, the Center for Open Science, the Prostate Cancer Foundation and the Movember Foundation focused on assessing the reproducibility of research findings with implications for prostate cancer patients.</p> <p>The goal of the initiative is to use experts from the Science Exchange network to replicate the key experimental findings from high-impact biomedical research findings that could speed earlier detection and new cures for prostate cancer. The replication studies will be conducted according to <a href="http://blog.scienceexchange.com/2014/10/can-registered-reports-help-diagnose-a-reproducibility-crisis/" rel="nofollow">best practices</a> established by the Center for Open Science, which include having the experimental protocol, materials, data, and results made openly available via the Open Science Framework. The final list of studies to be replicated will be made by the Prostate Cancer Foundation's Chief Science Officer, Dr. Howard Soule.</p> <p>The Movember Foundation-PCF Scientific Reproducibility Initiative is managed by a <a href="https://osf.io/ih9qt/wiki/Core%20Project%20Team/" rel="nofollow">core team</a> of personnel who develop and execute the project design. This includes coordinating and participating in the coding of information from the original papers, and communicating with the original authors and Science Exchange labs who will be performing the replication experiments.</p> <p>Each study goes through several phases. First, the replication protocols are written up into a Registered Report, using input from the published study, original authors and replicating labs. This Registered Report is peer reviewed and published by PeerJ before experimental work begins. The replication data and meta-analysis comparing the original and replication results is published as a Replication Study through PeerJ.</p>
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