Skip to main content
eLearning Center

The Case for Standards

Posted: March 3, 2014
By: The Global Biological Standards Institute

Recent mainstream media, scientific literature, and even NIH have expressed serious concerns over the state of R&D methodologies in life science research. The Global Biological Standards Institute (GBSI) commissioned a 3rd party organization to assess the quality of these R&D methodologies, and through 60 stakeholder interviews, found that irreproducibility is a pervasive, systemic problem that profoundly affects the entire research community. The Case for Standards in Life Science Research identifies a variety of factors that contribute to this irreproducibility crisis, but overall, most can be traced to the absence of a unifying framework of standards — from systems, processes, and procedures to standardized reference materials. Standards have driven innovation in every field of science and technology from Wi-Fi to building bridges, but there are few broadly implemented standards in the life sciences. The Case for Standards lays out a plan for how a standards framework can transform biological research.


Share this content with your network.

Download Your Free Copy

(* Required)

By clicking this 'Download Now' box, you consent to BioCentury forwarding your information to the company that wrote this White Paper and you agree that said company can use it in accordance with their privacy policy.