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The achievements of scientific research are amazing. Science has grown from the occupation of a few dilettanti into a vibrant global industry with more than 15,000,000 people authoring more than 25,000,000 scientific papers in 1996–2011 alone . However, true and readily applicable major discoveries are far fewer. Many new proposed associations and/or effects are false or grossly exaggerated [2,3], and translation of knowledge into useful applications is often slow and potentially inefficient . Given the abundance of data, research on research (i.e., meta-research) can derive empirical estimates of the prevalence of risk factors for high falsepositive rates (underpowered studies; small effect sizes; low pre-study odds; flexibility in designs, definitions, outcomes, analyses; biases and conflicts of interest; bandwagon patterns; and lack of collaboration) . Currently, an estimated 85% of research resources are wasted.
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