20 November 2023 at 11am EST/8am PST/4pm GMT/5pm CET
At our next Community call on 20 November 2023, we will host a discussion on the recent high-profile examples of the dangers to preprint commenting and highlighting of research misconduct. As preprint reviewing and commenting increasingly drives the push towards transparency, these topics become ever more important. We will hear from Lonni Besancon who has conducted multiple meta-research projects and written opinion pieces focussed on unreliable science or fraudulent data. In response to his rigorous and scientific approaches, Lonni has faced lawsuits and attacks from senior scientists. This session will involve a short talk from Lonni about his experiences followed by a longer discussion with all attendees around the theme of post publication review and how, as a community, we should engage with fraudulent or unreliable science and protect those who identify such work.