Stanford University Conference Explores the Reproducibility Crisis in Science

How to address the current reproducibility crisis in science? The acceptance and impact of breakthrough findings depends on the ability to reproduce these findings by independent investigators. To explore the challenge of reproducibility from a meta-scientific perspective, the Fetzer Franklin Fund (FFF) co-sponsored a conference on scientific integrity and “Best Practices in Science” (BPS) at Stanford University’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. The conference was held on June 18-19, 2015. Lead Organizer Jon Krosnick, a social psychologist at Stanford University, is a member also of the FFF multi-center team exploring the so-called “Decline Effect”, and the role of the experimenter agent in science. The other four members of this inter-laboratory research initiative include Jonathan Schooler (UC Santa Barbara), Leif Nelson (UC Berkeley), Brian Nosek (Center for Open Science, Charlottesville), and Jan Walleczek (FFF and Phenoscience Laboratories, Berlin). For more information consult the section on metascience on this website and visit also:;