is a blog that tracks retractions in science -- and it's probably a site you never want your research to be on. To many, retracting your work means that you've committed fraud, and in most cases can be the end of a researcher's career. However, that's not always the case: in fact, retracting your work for the right reasons can even be good for your career and good for science (Lu 2013
). Retraction Watch
highlights cases where scientists did not retract their work due to fraud, but rather because it was "the right thing." Here we take the opportunity to further highlight these pieces and the courageous scientists that did the right thing despite an enormous stigma.
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