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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 16,000 entries and counting
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All of this costs money to produce, but we are keeping it freely available, as part of our commitment to open access to information, including scientific corrections and retractions.
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.
We’re grateful to the organizations that have offered (or continue to offer) generous support for 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.
For more on how we make use of those grants, other donations, honoraria and freelance writing fees, here is our 2016 tax return. As you can see from our annual budget, all of our efforts cost about $1,000 per day.
There is always more to do — more public records requests to file, more documents to pore over, more investigations to conduct.
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