Robert S. Gordon, Jr. Lecture in Epidemiology

Dr. Ioannidis
John P.A. Ioannidis, M.D., D.Sc

Professor of Medicine, of Health Research and Policy, of Biomedical Data Science, and of Statistics
Co-Director, METRICS
Stanford University

Lecture Title: In Scientific Method We Don’t Just Trust: Or Why Replication Has More Value Than Discovery

March 13, 2019 - 3:00 p.m. ET

NIH Campus
Masur Auditorium (Building 10)
and via NIH VideoCast

Lecture Topic

In this lecture, Dr. Ioannidis will explain the current challenges of balancing discovery and replication in science at large, describe different forms of replication, and explain why reproducibility is important.

Dr. Ioannidis will present the strengths and weaknesses of some proposed solutions for improving research practices toward making research more reproducible and useful.

About Dr. Ioannidis

Dr. Ioannidis is the leading researcher worldwide on meta-research, the systematic evaluation of research practices and how they can be optimized.

About the Gordon Lecture

The Gordon Lecture is part of the NIH's Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series (WALS), whose goal is to keep NIH researchers abreast of the latest and most important research in the United States.

The Gordon Lecture was established in 1995 in tribute to Dr. Gordon for his outstanding contributions to the field of epidemiology and for his distinguished service to the National Institutes of Health.