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The importance of research integrity with a focus on reproducibility in Nanoscience

A conversation with Maha Said

Published onApr 17, 2024
The importance of research integrity with a focus on reproducibility in Nanoscience

Maha Said is a post-doctoral researcher on the ERC-funded NanoBubbles project which asks the questions of how, when, and why science fails to correct itself. Originally trained in molecular and cellular biology and working close to science and technology studies, especially science integrity, she is currently working on 2 sub-projects, the first being a post-publication peer review in which articles on the topic of interest are critically analyzed and publicly commented on Pubpeer, and the second is the reproducibility project in which research articles that describe the use of nanoparticles for intracellular sensing are examined.

On this podcast episode, Jo and Maha engage in a conversation focused on research integrity within the field of nanoparticles. Maha shares her journey into this area, driven by experiences of encountering integrity issues during her PhD research, particularly with antibodies. They discuss the challenges of peer review, replicability, and reproducibility, highlighting Maha's current work on post-publication peer review and replicability initiatives within nanoparticle research, specifically intracellular sensing. They also touch on the complexity of defining and implementing registered reports as a tool for ensuring transparency and accountability in research. Throughout their discussion, they emphasize the importance of critical analysis, collaboration across disciplines, and adaptation to changes in scientific processes.

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LinkedIn: /maha-said-07111992m/
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8831-9854

Which researcher – dead or alive – do you find inspiring?

Honestly, transparent researchers

What is your favorite animal and why?

Antelope, because to me it represents beauty, strength, freedom and elegance

What is your favorite dish/meal?

Wara'a enab (Lebanese stuffed vine leaves)


Better nanoscience through open, collaborative, and critical discussions, (2024). DOI:

The NanoBubbles project .

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