Retraction Watch Talk by Adam Marcus
- Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 11:00am to 12:00pm
- Chemistry and Biochemistry Building, Byker Auditorium - view map
Responsible Conduct of Research Seminar: Retraction Watch
Thursday, February 22 || 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM || Byker Auditorium
Coffee and light refreshments will be provided. Open to All.
Speaker: Adam Marcus, co-founder of the blog retractionwatch.com
The Office of Research Compliance and the Center for Faculty Excellence present: Responsible Conduct of Research Seminar – Retraction Watch
The Retraction Watch blog was founded in 2009 in the belief that retractions and related events in scientific publishing offer important insights into the way science is conducted. This group has explored how scientific publishing intersects with other aspects of the responsible conduct of research, such as the lack of transparency by authors and journals, misconduct, the reproducibility and rigor of results, citation manipulation and other undesirable practices. Retraction Watch has also looked at the "buy side" of the equation: how researchers can fall prey to unscrupulous actors in the dissemination of science -- predatory journals, "paper mills" and others. Covered topics of this talk include lessons learned over the past 7 years through Retraction Watch (and their parent organization, The Center for Scientific Integrity), as well as recent developments such as post-publication peer review, forensic data analysis, and other innovations that are improving the integrity and reliability of science.
Adam Marcus is co-founder of Retraction Watch, a blog which covers retractions from the scientific literature and other aspects of research integrity, and the affiliated Center For Scientific Integrity. He also is managing editor of Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News, a monthly newsmagazine for physicians. His freelance articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Science, The Economist, The Scientist, Slate, Audubon and many other outlets. Adam has an BA in history from the University of Michigan and an MA in science writing from Johns Hopkins, where he has taught science writing.