The list of topics above represent specific areas in which organizations work. Select a topic to see a list of related organizations.
AllTrials: The AllTrials campaign calls for all past and present clinical trials to be registered and their results reported. In addition, AllTrials calls for all past and present clinical trials to have their full methods and summary results reported.
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS): The AAAS seeks to provide advanced science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of the entire population.
Austrian Agency for Research Integrity (OeAWI): The OeAWI raises awareness for the Standards of Good Scientific Practice among researchers as well as the general public.
Bad Science: A blog ran by Dr. Ben Goldacre in which he has archived every ‘bad science’ column since 2003.
Bad Science Watch: Bad Science Watch is an independent non-profit watchdog and science advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of those living in Canada by battling bad science.
Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences: The Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences works to improve the credibility of science by advancing the transparency, reproducibility, rigor, and ethics in all social science research.
Center for Open Science (COS): For COS to achieve their mission, they must drive change in the culture and incentives that drive researchers’ behavior, the infrastructure that supports their research, and the business models that dominate scholarly communication.
Centre for Evidence Based Medicine (CEBM): They are a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the practice, teaching and dissemination of high quality evidence based medicine to improve healthcare in everyday clinical practice.
Cochrane Collaboration: Their mission is to promote evidence-informed health decision-making by producing high-quality, relevant, accessible systematic reviews and other synthesized research evidence.
Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE): They aim to establish core practices in research, the policies and practices journals and publishers need to reach the highest standards in publication ethics.
Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT): CONSORT stands for Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials and encompasses various initiatives developed by the CONSORT Group to relieve the problems arising from inadequate reporting of randomized controlled trials.
Council of Graduate Schools: Project for Scholarly Integrity: The Project for Scholarly Integrity, an initiative of the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS), seeks to advance the scope and quality of graduate education in the ethical and responsible conduct of research.
Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP): Critical appraisal skills enable one to systematically assess the trustworthiness, relevance and results of published papers.
Danish Committees on Scientific Dishonesty: The Danish Committee on Research Misconduct will take over the task of dealing with research misconduct cases in Danish research. They want to fight against fabrications, falsification, and plagiarism.
EMBO: EMBO is an organization of more than 1800 leading researchers that supports talented researchers at all stages of their careers, promote the exchange of scientific information, and assist the build of a research environment where scientists can achieve their best work.
European Network of Research Integrity Offices (ENRIO): The European Network of Research Integrity Offices (ENRIO) brings together experts who are concerned about research integrity.
Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity: The Finnish National Board on Research Integrity promotes the responsible production of research, aids in preventing research misconduct, and promotes healthy discussion and spreads information on research integrity in Finland.
Flemish Commission for Research Integrity: The Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium is an autonomous scientific-cultural society that promotes science and the arts and contributes to science’s outward profile.
Healthy Skepticism: Their main aim is improving health by reducing harm from misleading health information.
METRICS: METRICS at Stanford University, a center within SPECTRUM, fosters multi-disciplinary research collaborations to help produce solutions that increase the effectiveness and value of scientific investigation.
National Center for Professional and Research Ethics (NCPRE): The National Center for Professional & Research Ethics (NCPRE) is dedicated to creating and supporting academic cultures of excellence, specifically excellence in mission quality, in exemplary leadership, and in excellence in ethical and responsible conduct.
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE): The history, structure and key responsibilities of NICE contains governance information, up-to-date policies, procedures and publications.
NOAA’s Scientific Integrity Commons: A place for NOAA’s scientific community to find resources such as relevant policies, frequently asked questions about science, and links to external training on scientific integrity.
Nordic Cochrane Organization: Cochrane exists so that healthcare decisions get better and their strategy to aims to put Cochrane evidence at the heart of health decision-making all over the world.
Open Science Collaboration: This is a blog ran by a loose network of researchers, professionals, citizen scientists, and others with an interest in open science, meta-science, and good scientific practices.
Political Science Replication: This blog wishes that all journals should require that authors upload the data sets and software code for all models used upon acceptance of their article and authors keep detailed records about data sets. This blog also wishes there would be an open source Journal of Social Science Replication to boost replications not only for learning purposes but also as a valuable contribution to the field.
Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions: The Poynter Project began as a reaction to Americans’ perceptions of their government as the Watergate scandal unfolded in the early 1970s and seeks funding to focus on the declining trust in public institutions.
Sense about Science: They challenge the misrepresentation of science and evidence in public life and intervene – often in partnership with others – to hold those responsible to account.
STATS: Volunteer statisticians across the U.S. have bound together with hundreds of journalists to ‘fact check’ claims about data and statistics on deadline.
The Center for Scientific Integrity: The mission of the Center for Scientific Integrity, whose parent organization is Retraction Watch, is to promote transparency and integrity in science and scientific publishing, and to disseminate best practices and increase efficiency in science.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest: The Center for Science in the Public Interest is a user advocacy organization whose missions are to conduct innovative research and advocacy programs in health and nutrition, and to provide users with current, useful information about their health and well-being.
The Project for Scholarly Integrity: The Project for Scholarly Integrity seeks to advance the scope and quality of graduate education in the ethical and responsible conduct of research. They are supported by the Office of Research Integrity (ORI).
The Office of Research Integrity: The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) oversees and directs Public Health Service (PHS) research integrity activities on behalf of the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
UC San Diego Research Ethics Programs: The UC San Diego Research Ethics Program is a campus resource to identify and address ethical challenges intrinsic to academic scholarship, foster learning about research ethics, and meet federal funding requirements for education in research ethics.
UK Research Integrity Office: The UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO) offers support to the public, researchers and organizations to further good practice in academic, scientific and medical research. They promote integrity and high ethical standards in research, as well as robust and fair methods to address poor practice and misconduct.
Union of Concerned Scientists: The Union of Concerned Scientists is a national nonprofit organization founded by scientists and students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Their mission is to use rigorous, independent science to solve our planet’s most pressing problems. They wish to join with people across the country to combine technical analysis and effective advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for a healthy, safe, and sustainable future.
United States Faculty Survey 2012: They work with leaders in higher education, academic libraries, museums, foundations, and publishers to research, evaluate, and provide strategic guidance in a range of areas.
United States Geological Survey: Office of Science Quality and Integrity: The Office of Science Quality and Integrity states that scientific integrity is maintained when all adhere to professional values and practices when conducting and applying the results of science and scholarship that ensures objectivity, clarity, and reproducibility, and that provides insulation from bias, fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, outside interference, and censorship.