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Tool Tackling the Reproducibility Crisis Trialled Across MRC The Gambia at LSHTM

Article   Dec 13, 2018 | by Ruairi J Mackenzie, Science Writer for Technology Networks

A (Lab)Step Towards Reproducible Science

Masaka field station labs. Credit: MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit



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