We know there are a lot of causes that matter to you, but since you’re reading this, we may be one of them. So we’d like to ask for your support.
On this Giving Tuesday, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to The Center For Scientific Integrity, the 501(c)3 parent organization of Retraction Watch. Any amount helps. Your donation will help us shine a spotlight on scientific misconduct, and hold accountable the entities that profit from publishing, including journals, institutions, and individuals.
Here’s what your donations will continue to help make possible:
- Our new database of retractions — up to more than 18,000 entries and counting
- Our efforts to obtain and report on institutional investigations of misconduct
- Our development of stories for other outlets
- Our daily stories (we’ve published more than 4,000 posts)
- Our daily email
All of this costs money to produce. There is always more to do — more public records requests to file, more documents to pore over, more investigations to conduct.
We’re grateful to the organizations that have generously supported our staff and reporting efforts, such as the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, and the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Trust. But those grants have come to an end, and we now rely on earned revenue — for example, honoraria and freelance writing fees — as well as individual donations.
Of course, if you don’t have the means to support our work financially, we always benefit from story tips, comments that add context and extra information to a post, and other feedback. Together, we can improve the process of self-correction.
Ready to help? Donate through PayPal, Facebook (which is matching some donations), or Crowdrise. If you’d rather mail a check, please make it out to The Center For Scientific Integrity and send it to 121 W. 36th St., Suite 209, New York, NY 10018.
And thank you.