- Help Tarbell spot industry-funded studies as we grow a database of phony and biased research backed by corporate money. Email email@example.com with “#IndustryFunded” in the subject line, or post studies on Facebook and Twitter with #IndustryFunded.
- Learn to spot an industry-funded study. It’s not hard. You just need to ask some key questions, like, “Are the results too good to be true?” Find out more here.
- The Union of Concerned Scientists offers the Disinformation Playbook, a site that tracks the myriad ways industry uses skewed studies to win policy battles and get potentially unsafe products to market. You can find out more about how to personally address the problem here.
- If you are scientist, check out PubPeer, the site that encourages volunteer experts to review newly published studies for errors, omissions and conflicts of interest. Think of it as a crowd-sourced way to keep other scientists honest. Find out more about it here.
- Another tool for scientists: The Center for Open Science. The project aims to put science on a free, open source platform to make scientific findings easily reproducible, verifiable and findable. Learn more about them here.
- The Reproducibility Initiative is another effort to guarantee study findings through independent testing of key results. Find out more here.
- If you’re wondering whether a medicine you take or a medical device in your body has caused harm to other individuals, the law firm of Wilson & Peterson operates Drugwatch.com. Ambulance chasing aside, it is a handy quick reference. Find out more here.
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