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Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR)

IBBR is a joint research institute, located in Rockville, Maryland in the heart of the I-270 Technology corridor, formed by the University of Maryland, College Park, the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

IBBR exists to foster integrated, cross-disciplinary team approaches to scientific discovery, translational development and education, – and to the foster and expand the bioeconomy in the state of Maryland and across the country.  IBBR works towards these goals by: 

  • Leveraging the collective research strengths of the partnering institutions in medicine, biosciences, technology, quantitative sciences and engineering.
  • Creating innovative cross-functional collaborations that break down traditional silos and lead to pioneering research and development.
  • Working with a wide range of academic, government and industry partners to move ideas from promising theory to real-world applications.

Find out more on the IBBR website.

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Letter in response to V. Stodden et al., Science 354, 1240 (2016).

Mark W. Maciejewski, Adam D. Schuyler, Michael R. Gryk, Ion I. Moraru, Pedro R. Romero, Eldon L. Ulrich, Hamid R. Eghbalnia, Miron Livny, Frank Delaglio, Jeffrey C. Hoch
Stodden et al. (1) bring welcome attention to the problem of reproducibility of computational analyses, and recommend guidelines for addressing the barriers to