Reproducibility interviews

Are you an undergraduate student, a graduate student, or a postdoc conducting preclinical research (eg. with cell lines or animal models) in the biomedical sciences? Have you experienced a failure to replicate a result in your research, or produced a null finding? If so, I would like to interview you about your experience.

These interviews are part of a larger project I am conducting on the “reproducibility crisis” in biomedicine. By collecting interviews with people who have firsthand experience of irreproducibility, I am aiming to understand 1) how practicing scientists become aware of reproducibility problems, and 2) what steps they take after identifying the problem.

The interview will last approximately 30 minutes, and will be conducted over Webex at a time of your choosing (or in person at a location of your choosing, if you’re in the Madison WI area). More information about the interviews and confidentiality procedures is available in the Research Participant Information sheet. If you have additional questions or would like to schedule an interview with me, please email me at Please DO NOT message me via Facebook or Twitter (to protect your confidentiality).

Please note that email is generally not a secure way to communicate sensitive information as there are many ways for unauthorized users to access email. You should avoid sending sensitive, detailed personal information by email. Email should also not be used to convey information of an urgent nature. If you need to talk to someone immediately or would prefer not to receive study communication by email, please contact me (Nicole C. Nelson, Assistant Professor, Department of Medical History and Bioethics) at (608) 265-3525.