Making your lab a "highly reliable organization"

Must-read from Jeff Rouder on applying characteristics of "highly reliable organizations" in a lab setting.

[M]istakes and other adverse events not only cost us time, they affect the trust other people may place in our data and analyses. We need to keep them at a minimum and understand them when they occur. So I began adapting the characteristics of highly reliable organizations for my lab. Making changes does take time and effort, but I suspect the rewards are well worth it.

We're talking about this in lab meeting this week, and starting to implement some of these ideas immediately.