Stanford Related Centers and Programs

CASBS Group on Best Practices in Science
The CASB Group on Best Practices in Science aims to increase the validity and credibility of scientific research. The group is a collaboration coordinated by researchers at Stanford, Rutgers University, and the University of California – Davis and involving scholars at many other institutions.

Center for Expanded Data Annotation and Retrieval
CEDAR is the Center for Expanded Data Annotation and Retrieval, an initiative of the National Institutes of Health to improve metadata management for biomedical research studies. CEDAR tackles the big issues in biomedical studies—how to make clear, consistent, and comprehensive descriptions of those studies available to all the researchers interested in them. To do this, CEDAR has to make biomedical metadata easy: easy for researchers to enter metadata of the highest quality; easy for study designers to build templates, based on existing or new standards, for requesting metadata from users; and easy for researchers to find metadata that identifies as many matching research studies as possible. CEDAR’s development, research, and training aim to transform the data and metadata life cycles for biomedical research studies, and greatly accelerate the rate of biomedical discoveries from existing research.

Stanford Center for Reproducible Neuroscience
The Stanford Center for Reproducible Neuroscience is dedicated to advancing open and reproducible science, focused on the field of neuroimaging research.  The ultimate goal of the Center is to develop an online data analysis and sharing platform that will employ high-performance computing to allow researchers to quantify the reproducibility of their research results across different methods of data analysis and subject populations.  The Center is also developing new computational tools and analysis methods to help quantify and maximize reproducibility of results from neuroimaging research.