Research Analysis & Science Policy

PLOS Special Collections

Read more about PLOS Special Collections on the Special Collections information page

The Missing Pieces: A Collection of Negative, Null and Inconclusive Results

The publication of negative, null and inconclusive results is important to provide scientists with balanced information and avoid the duplication of efforts testing similar hypotheses, which waste valuable time and research resources in the process.

Animals, Research, and Alternatives: Measuring Progress 50 Years Later

This Collection touches on the myriad of ethical and scientific issues surrounding the use of animals in research with the aim of spurring ethical and scientific advancement.

Reporting Guidelines

Highlighting articles including guidance, commentary, and related research on repoarting guidelines. This collection features some of the many resources available to facilitate the rigorous reporting of scientific studies, and to improve the presentation and evaluation of published studies.

Translational Bioinformatics

'Translational Bioinformatics' is a collection of PLOS Computational Biology Education articles which reads as a "book" to be used as a reference or tutorial for a graduate level introductory course on the science of translational bioinformatics.

TDR Reflects on 40 Years

Former and current staff of the Special Programme in Research and Training in Tropical Disease (TDR) provide their views on key challenges and lessons learned during the 40 year history.


PLOS Archive Collections

Spotlight Archive Collection 

Ten Simple Rules

"Ten Simple Rules" provide a quick, concentrated guide for mastering some of the professional challenges research scientists face in their careers. 


About My Lab


Editor's Picks: Understanding the Gender Imbalance in STEM Fields


Open Data

PLOS Biology: Meta-Research

PLOS Biology: Research Matters

PLOS Computational Biology: Editors' Outlook

PLOS Computational Biology: Topic Pages

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: Historical Profiles and Perspectives

PLOS Pathogens & PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases Twinning Collection

PLOS Pathogens: Research Matters

Public Engagement in Science

Stories from the Road: ISCB Student Council Collection


Open Access

Ten Simple Rules


Are Drug Companies Living Up to Their Human Rights Responsibilities?

Bioinformatics: Starting Early

Core Facilities

Developing Computational Biology

Disease Mongering

Evaluating eHealth Collection

The Changing Nature of Global Health Institutions

The Geopolitics of Neglected Tropical Diseases

The Roots of Bioinformatics