Distinguishing between Exploratory and Confirmatory Preclinical Research Will Improve Translation

The authors propose to modify current research policies. In particular they propose to discourage the common use of exploratory studies to support confirmatory inferences, but to 1) promote a greater volume of confirmatory investigations, and 2) to customize design and reporting guidelines for each mode.

Original article: www.plosbiology.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pbio.1001863

The addition of this article was proposed by Marcel Gyger, EPFL, Lausanne

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