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posted on 2023-02-16, 19:51 authored by Leslie D. McIntoshLeslie D. McIntosh, Ruth WhittamRuth Whittam, Simon PorterSimon Porter, Cynthia Hudson Vitale, Misha Kidambi, Digital ScienceDigital Science

Trust markers - the explicit statements on a paper such as funding, data availability, conflict of interest, author contributions, and ethical approval - represent a contract between authors and readers that proper research practices have been observed. Trust markers highlight research a level of transparency within a publication and reduce the reputational risks of allowing non-compliance to research integrity policies to go unobserved.

Dimensions Research Integrity introduces a new ability to measure the uptake and usage of trust markers across the global published landscape, based on the analysis of 33M full text articles. 

This paper outlines how the Research Integrity dataset was created from algorithms developed at Ripeta. Also we show why it is important for publishers, funders, and institutions to systematically measure trust markers across their articles.