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Rigorous Standards

Rigorous Standards


In order for scientific research to be of great value, it must meet the most rigorous standards of quality. Studies must be randomized and well-controlled with sufficient sample sizes and evaluation periods. They should also be conducted in an open and transparent manner. Randomized controlled trials (RCT) are widely recognized as the gold standard in scientific research. In an RCT, two groups are randomly selected from the same population, making them statistically equivalent to the overall population. This structure allows scientists to isolate the effect of an intervention apart from complicating factors. RCTs are the best way to learn whether a treatment or intervention actually works as intended. As such, LJAF seeks to advance high-quality research by funding well-designed RCTs in various fields. In addition, we support organizations that are working to improve the overall quality of scientific research.