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It seems like a big win for science could be had by centralizing some aspects of research within academic and research institutions. There should be well-funded software czars and statistics czars at each university that facilitate the efforts of the individual researchers to try to reduce the amount of shoddy science that gets published. Researchers are really terrible at this, and presumably slower than dedicated people even who are working on many different projects, so the division of labor should make the whole apparatus vastly more efficient, able to write and win more grants, etc. Of course, many researchers would fight against this because if you can't publish shoddy research, you can't publish as much research, but I would think there should be some way to get there from here.



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