Retraction Watch

Tracking retractions as a window into the scientific process

New $300,000 grant marks the fifth anniversary of Retraction Watch

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logoFive years ago today, we wrote our first post, “Why write a blog about retractions?” And although every year since has been terrific, this year we have the most to celebrate so far. Here are some highlights: 

And we’re starting this next year with a bang. We’re thrilled to announce that the Laura and John Arnold Foundation has awarded our parent organization, The Center For Scientific Integrity, a $300,000 grant to continue work on the database and support other projects. The $150,000 per year for two years will allow us to hire another staff writer and a research assistant, and support other initiatives including redesigning our site, planning a conference, and writing a book. (The endeavor remains a volunteer effort for Adam and Ivan.)

Speaking of The Center For Scientific Integrity, it has just earned its 501(c)3 designation, meaning that your contributions are now tax-deductible. The generosity of the Arnold and MacArthur Foundations has made, and will continue to make, a great deal possible, but there are always new projects to fund. So if you’re wondering what to get us for our fifth anniversary, well, click here.

Thank you, dear readers. As we’ve said multiple times over the years, but can’t be said enough, we couldn’t have done it without you.

Written by Ivan Oransky

August 3rd, 2015 at 9:30 am

Posted in RW announcements

Comments
  • Miguel Roig August 3, 2015 at 9:33 am

    Happy birthday RW!! And congratulations on your new accomplishments!

  • Jacobus Lubsen August 3, 2015 at 9:47 am

    Congratulations RW! You did, and continue to do, a terrific job. During lectures for Medical School students, I always show a link taken from your website to a paper that was retracted…

  • NT August 3, 2015 at 9:58 am

    Congrats to you all, keep up the good work!

  • Ken Pimple August 3, 2015 at 10:28 am

    Well deserved. Congratulations, and keep up the good work!

  • Rhenium August 3, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Wow, awesome! Well deserved award.

  • Elaine Newman August 3, 2015 at 11:04 am

    Nice to see the importance of your work being widely recognized.

  • Sharon O'Connor August 3, 2015 at 11:08 am

    Congratulations! A site devoted to honesty and integrity…who would have guessed it? All honors and support are well deserved.

  • Rob Siebers August 3, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    Congratulations, keep up the good work. May you go from strength to strength.

  • Maisonneuve August 3, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    Bon anniversaire et BRAVO

  • Theresa Defino August 3, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    wonderful news. glad you can keep up the good work!

  • Elisabeth Bik August 4, 2015 at 12:49 am

    This is great news and so well deserved. Congratulations!

  • Samir Hachani August 4, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    Great !!! I’m proud to be part of this as integrity and honesty are criteria laughed upon by those you uncover .Keep up the good work and would be elated to participate in your endeavours and especially a conference on peer review. I defended some 18 months ago a thesis on open access and peer review and would be honoured to publish with you. Again Great and congrats ‘ !!!!!

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