Know Thy Cells (and Antibodies and Biospecimens): Improving Biomedical Research Reproducibility

Know Thy Cells (and Antibodies and Biospecimens): Improving Biomedical Research Reproducibility

May 4, 2017

Address

727 E. Tyler St.
Tempe, AZ 85287

Location

Biodesign Institute, Auditorium

Date and Time

May 18, 2017, 3:30 pm (Length: 1 hour 0 minutes)

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Leonard Freedman, Ph.D., President, Global Biological Standards Institute


Irreproducible basic biological and preclinical research is an expensive global problem. Valuable time and critical resources are wasted by irreproducibility as opportunities to enhance global health are delayed or simply lost. Although the causes are complex, they can be traced to cumulative errors or flaws in study design, biological reagents and reference materials, laboratory protocols, and data analysis and reporting. These are often magnified by the explosion of high-throughput technologies, genomics and other data-intensive disciplines.

Learn about the impact of irreproducibility in biomedical research and development from examples of biological materials and reagents – specifically cell lines, antibodies and tissue specimens. Find out how implementation of consensus-based standards to authenticate and certify these reagents will lead to both increased rates of reproducibility and dramatic returns on research funding investments.


This free seminar open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.