Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology (RP:CB)

Reproducibility Review Panel


Reproducibility of research is of significant interest across the scientific community. Simultaneously, there is little systematic data available estimating the rate and predictors of reproducibility. The Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology (RP:CB) is conducting direct replications of a subset of experiments from a sample of high-impact cancer biology studies to obtain some empirical evidence about reproducibility in that field. We would like to invite you to participate as a panel member to review the reproducibility of these studies.


Who you are

  • Scientist currently working in cancer biology or a similar biomedical field
  • Interested in understanding the current state of research in cancer biology

What you'll do

  • Time Commitment: Approximately the same time it would take to peer review a manuscript. The bigger the study the longer it will take, but you decide how many studies you have the time and interest to evaluate.
  • What we’ll approach you to do:
    • Part 1: Read the original paper and the replication methodology, and answer a few survey questions on your beliefs about the findings and their likelihood of replicating.
    • Part 2: Read the Replication Study containing the results and answer a few survey questions about the outcomes. (Note: The surveys are anonymous and independent of peer review and have no impact on the Replication Study’s publication.)
  • When you will take the surveys:
    • For now, we are collecting a list of interested scientists and will contact you when a survey becomes available. It might be in a few weeks, months, or sometime next year.
    • A survey becomes available after acceptance of a Replication Study, but before the results are made public. At that time you can decide if you have the time to commit to it.

What you'll get

  • Service designation for your CV for being a member of the Reproducibility Review Panel (Optional)
  • Recognition on the RP:CB website as a Reproducibility Review Panel member (Optional)
  • An interesting, engaging experience in evaluating the reproducibility of research


If you are interested please see the registration form below. If you have questions please email us at contact@cos.io.

Thank you very much for your support of the Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology.