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3Rs: Reproducibility, Replicability and Repeatability

From: Gavin Jarvis <gej1000>
Date: Mon, 1 Jun 2015 10:19:32 +0100

Dear NONMEM Users


Does anyone have a clear view on the semantic distinctions between the terms
'reproducibility', 'replicability', and 'repeatability'? There are, surely,
different sources of data variation in experiments that might, on the face
of it, be identical. However, I have the impression that these terms are
being used more often than before, and in a manner that suggests their
meanings are transparent and unambiguous. Is there really a consensus out
there about what specifically these terms refer to, and is that consensus
the same in different scientific disciplines?





Dr Gavin E Jarvis MA(Cantab) MA PhD VetMB MRCVS

University Lecturer in Veterinary Anatomy

Department of Physiology, Development & Neuroscience

Physiological Laboratory

Downing Street



Tel: +44 (0) 1223 333745


Fellow and College Lecturer in Pharmacology

Tutor for Graduate Students

Selwyn College



Tel: +44 (0) 1223 761303


Email: <mailto:gej1000

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Received on Mon Jun 01 2015 - 05:19:32 EDT

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