Osvaldo Zonetti

1138 days ago

"We should embrace systems designed to reduce mistakes, but some will sneak through. When they do, it is in the best interests of scientific progress that they come to light. However, for individual researchers who attach their professional worth to their work, there are many, many incentives not to reveal errors."

Scientists Make Mistakes. I Made a Big One.


2018, I published a paper that reported the most interesting finding of my career. A year later, while trying to figure out why I couldn’t replicate the effect, I discovered a massive error in the original experiment.