We Are All Gatekeepers Now:Scrutiny of Science Goes Public      Society for Scholarly Publishing         Fall Educational ...
Science Under the Microscope                The Guardian, September 13, 2012
Science Under the Microscope                The New York Times, October 1, 2012
Who Mistrusts Science?From 1974 to 2010, “group differences in trustin science are largely stable…except forrespondents id...
Who Trusts Science?77% of respondents said they trust scientiststo tell the truth, compared to less than 20%who thought th...
Who Mistrusts Science?             -- Irish Medical Research Council
What Fuels Mistrust of Science?The argument goes something like this:Science is self-correcting, so it takes care of itsow...
What Really Fuels Mistrust of Science?  It’s not the crime, it’s the cover-up. People  stop trusting institutions when the...
Themes• Lessons from arsenic life• The power of blogs• Post-publication peer review, and how  embracing it can promote eth...
Arsenic Life               http://discovermagazine.com
Arsenic Life               http://discovermagazine.com
Anonymous Whistleblowers Step Up                        http://www.labtimes.org
Blogs Get Aggressive          http://abnormalscienceblog.wordpress.com/
Blogs Get Aggressive
Blogs Get Aggressive             http://md-anderson-cc.blogspot.com
Blogs Get Aggressive              http://www.science-fraud.org/
Journals are Listening
Retraction Watch
Retraction Watch              http://www.nature.com/nm/
Retraction Watch              http://www.nature.com/nm/
Post-Publication Peer Review              Nature (22 Dec 2011) doi:10.1038/480449a
Post-Publication Peer Review                       http://crossref.org/
Post-Publication Peer Review
Post-Publication Peer Review                   http://precedings.nature.com/
Post-Publication Peer Review
Alt Metrics              http://total-impact.org/
Alt Metrics              http://sciencecard.org/
Contact Info      ivan-oransky@erols.com     http://retractionwatch.com       @ivanoransky (better)Thanks to Nancy Lapid, ...
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  • Obviously the 77% asked in that survey were not having the same issues I am having and have had since 1997/1998. That really is either a lot of people 'snowed' or that many with the utmost faith in the entire field of 'Science'.
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Scrutiny of Science Goes Public

  1. We Are All Gatekeepers Now:Scrutiny of Science Goes Public Society for Scholarly Publishing Fall Educational Seminar November 7, 2012 Ivan Oransky, MD Retraction Watch Reuters Health
  2. Science Under the Microscope The Guardian, September 13, 2012
  3. Science Under the Microscope The New York Times, October 1, 2012
  4. Who Mistrusts Science?From 1974 to 2010, “group differences in trustin science are largely stable…except forrespondents identifying as conservative.Conservatives began the period with thehighest trust in science, relative to liberals andmoderates, and ended the period with thelowest.” Gauchat, American Sociological Review, 2012
  5. Who Trusts Science?77% of respondents said they trust scientiststo tell the truth, compared to less than 20%who thought the President would. Harris poll, 2006
  6. Who Mistrusts Science? -- Irish Medical Research Council
  7. What Fuels Mistrust of Science?The argument goes something like this:Science is self-correcting, so it takes care of itsown mistakes. And scientific fraud is rare, sofocusing on misconduct gives a distortedpicture of research that will only giveammunition to critics, who want to cast doubton subjects such as climate change andvaccine safety. Marcus and Oransky, Lab Times, 9/12
  8. What Really Fuels Mistrust of Science? It’s not the crime, it’s the cover-up. People stop trusting institutions when they continue to insist “Move along, nothing to see here”, despite the stubborn persistence of misconduct. Marcus and Oransky, Lab Times, 9/12
  9. Themes• Lessons from arsenic life• The power of blogs• Post-publication peer review, and how embracing it can promote ethical behavior
  10. Arsenic Life http://discovermagazine.com
  11. Arsenic Life http://discovermagazine.com
  12. Anonymous Whistleblowers Step Up http://www.labtimes.org
  13. Blogs Get Aggressive http://abnormalscienceblog.wordpress.com/
  14. Blogs Get Aggressive
  15. Blogs Get Aggressive http://md-anderson-cc.blogspot.com
  16. Blogs Get Aggressive http://www.science-fraud.org/
  17. Journals are Listening
  18. Retraction Watch
  19. Retraction Watch http://www.nature.com/nm/
  20. Retraction Watch http://www.nature.com/nm/
  21. Post-Publication Peer Review Nature (22 Dec 2011) doi:10.1038/480449a
  22. Post-Publication Peer Review http://crossref.org/
  23. Post-Publication Peer Review
  24. Post-Publication Peer Review http://precedings.nature.com/
  25. Post-Publication Peer Review
  26. Alt Metrics http://total-impact.org/
  27. Alt Metrics http://sciencecard.org/
  28. Contact Info ivan-oransky@erols.com http://retractionwatch.com @ivanoransky (better)Thanks to Nancy Lapid, Reuters Health

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