Scientific honesty and publicly shared lab notebooks: Sharing lab notebooks along with publication would increase transparency and help to improve honesty when reporting results

EMBO Rep. 2018 Oct;19(10):e46866. doi: 10.15252/embr.201846866. Epub 2018 Aug 29.


A standard practice of releasing lab notebooks as supplementary data would help to reduce biased and incomplete reporting in scientific papers. New electronic lab notebook systems offer an opportunity towards this increased level of transparency.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Ethics, Research*
  • Humans
  • Publications / ethics
  • Publications / standards
  • Publishing / ethics*
  • Publishing / standards
  • Scientific Misconduct / ethics*