The Integrity in Science Database of Scientists and Organizations With Ties to Industry
The Integrity in Science Database of Scientists and Organizations With Ties to Industry is a project of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, CSPI, a Washington, DC, non-profit active on a variety of food safety issues.
According to the CSPI website, the following disclaimers should be consider in using this database:
- "The database is not comprehensive. Inclusion does not imply that the parties acted improperly or the results of industry-funded activities are invalid. Exclusion should not be interpreted as the absence of corporate ties. Information comes from scholarly publications, news articles, resumes, industry bulletins, federal agencies, corporate and university websites, conference programs, and direct contacts. ... Users are urged to independently verify all information. The accuracy of the list cannot be guaranteed because we cannot independently verify all citations. However, we only use usually reliable sources. Listings do not generally include connections to non-profit entities. The reader should consider the listed information as a complement to other information Some information came from undated documents or resumes. In such cases, entries list the date CSPI received that information. Whenever available, we have disclosed the specific amount of funding. We welcome any corrections as well as additional relevant information."
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