Stanford Launches Meta-Research Innovation Center

The Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS) is a new research-to-action center that will conduct meta-research or “research on research” with the goal of optimizing the reproducibility, efficiency, and quality of scientific investigations. Funded by a grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, its efforts will apply to all scientific research, not just medical research.

METRICS is co-directed by John P.A. Ioannidis, MD, DSc, and Steven N. Goodman, MD, MHS, PhD. The center will fund scholars in meta-research and foster worldwide collaborations “to study how research is done, how it can be done better, and how to effectively promote and incentivize the use of best scientific practices.” Additional details can be found on the Stanford School of Medicine website.