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Reproducibility Crisis in Lab Animal Science

Is Reproducibility Affecting Your Studies?

An alarming irreproducibility rate seeing in the biomedical sciences is a problem on many levels. In a recent survey among researchers conducted by the journal Nature, 90% of respondents agreed that there is a crisis in studies reproducibility. Selective reporting, biases, raw data not available, the pressure to publish, and insufficient peer review are some contributors to irreproducible research.

The digital ventilated caging system (DVC®) captures and records unbiased data during research when using mice as animal models. The system also detects undesirable variables affecting the studies and performs objective data comparison and analysis, increasing the chances of success in the study reproducibility.

Discover how DVC® technology can support lab animal research

  • An external sensory plate monitors, and captures and records unbiased data on mice activity and intra-cage conditions 24/7.
  • DVC® REM (Rack Environmental Monitoring) monitors environmental parameters and provides data on variables affecting the studies, such as room temperature, vibration, noise, light, and human presence. 
  • DVC® data analysis capability correlates information between cages or groups of cages for unbiased comparison.
  • The research team can access the password-protected data to conduct collaborative data analysis or for peer-review purposes.

Read supporting articles and studies

DVC® Installed base: More than 25,000 digital cages at more than 50 customers worldwide. For more references directly from DVC® customers, visit 2019 Digital Vivarium Forum 

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