Scientific Red Cards: a collaborative website for better communication between scientists and institutions about misconduct
Scientific publications are a basis on which to build scientific knowledge. They also constitute a platform for decision-making in policy formulation – for example, those concerning public health and the environment. The reliability of the scientific record is therefore critical both for the progress of science and for decision-making. However, the history of scientific research provides numerous cases of misconduct. How informed is the research community about the publications that result from misconduct, and how does it deal with this issue?