Much of research, arguably the majority, across biomedical science falls short on rigor. Our questions have no answers or have been asked before. Our experiments do not really answer questions or are misleading. Our data analysis approaches find effects if there are none in reality. Our processes make it so that all this is not apparent. And our environment is structured so that incentives encourage bad approaches. The goal of Community for Rigor is to teach rigor. We believe that scientists want to do good science and that teaching them the problems that come from violating the principles of rigor will help make science more useful and meaningful. We will thus produce ridiculously awesome flipped classroom materials to teach the principles of rigor. And we will contribute to build a community of champions of rigor. We will help center rigor within science.
Today, students in most places learn about rigor from their supervisor. Some are good at that. We want to make learning about rigor fun and useful. We believe in interactive flipped classroom learning. And we believe in building a community around rigor.