Reducing the Inadvertent Spread of Retracted Science II: Research and Development towards the Communication of Retractions, Removals, and Expressions of Concern

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  • Jodi Schneider

This project is intended to reduce the real and perceived danger to science and society when retracted research is mistakenly circulated within the digital scholarly record. The goal is to build more confidence in scientific discovery. Retraction alerts readers to unreliable scholarly material and is intended to remove that information from the citable record. Harm can result when faulty information continues to spread. The CREC Recommended Practice will identify parties involved in the retraction process and describe their responsibilities, actions, and notification methods. Also described will be the metadata and display standards necessary to communicate retracted research consistently to humans and machines. Read more.

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  • Heng Zheng, Research Associate

Funding Agencies

  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 2022 – $249,998.00