May 25, 2022

Retraction Watch and Center for Open Science Announce Partnership to Build Database of Article Retractions

From a Joint Announcement:

The Center for Open Science (COS) and The Center For Scientific Integrity (CSI), the parent organization of Retraction Watch, announce a technology partnership to collaborate on creating a database of retractions on the Open Science Framework.

The partnership supports each group’s mission to increase transparency and integrity in science and scientific publishing. Retraction Watch, which has reported on thousands of retractions and been cited by major media outlets around the world since its founding in 2010, brings focus to the public on scientific misconduct and the process of self-correction in publishing. COS builds and maintains the Open Science Framework (OSF), a free, open-source web application designed to support researchers in project management, sharing, and archiving with the goal of making scientific research more transparent and reproducible.

Together, COS and CSI will develop the technical infrastructure needed to support existing and new Retraction Watch content on the OSF. Further, COS will enhance discoverability and brand awareness by integrating this content into the SHARE Notify ( system, a searchable database of over 3 million research-related events, and by associating Retraction Watch content with related article DOIs when possible. With the technical support of COS, CSI can focus on delivering new content and developing new audiences that can make more informed decisions based on accurate research outputs.

See Also: New Retraction Watch partnership will create retraction database (via Retraction Watch)

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