ClusterSeven: Ensuring Data Accuracy in Research Organisations

Recently, it transpired that 20 per cent of academic papers on gene research that are based on data collated in Excel spreadsheets have errors, writes Joe Galtetta.

This is an eye-opener. It clearly highlights the extent to which the scientific community is reliant on the Excel spreadsheet for acquisition of data. Also, and indeed worryingly, there appear to be very minimal (if any) controls at academic organisations on monitoring the accuracy and integrity of data residing in Excel.

While

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