Talks and posters

  1. Science Foundation Ireland Summit 2023, Cork, IE, 2023, keynote: Research integrity: it’s complex, and complicated..
  2. 8th European Conference on Academic Integrity and Plagiarism, Porto, PG. 2022, keynote: Research integrity in a complex world..
  3. ENRIO 2021 conference, FI, Online, 2021, keynote: What challenges lie ahead for research integrity officers?.(video recording and slides).
  4. REWARD-EQUATOR conference, Berlin, DE, 2020, keynote: How explaining knowledge helps improve research. (videorecording)
  5. Meta-Science Symposium 2019, Stanford University, USA, invited talk: Low reproducibility as divergent information: A K-theory analysis of reproducibility studies (videorecording).
  6. Fixing Science: Practical Solutions for the Irreproducibility Crisis, National Academy of Scholars, Independent Institute, Oakland, CA, USA, invited plenary: Reproducibility reforms if there is no irreproducibility crisis. [videorecording]
  7. Fifth AgreenSkills meeting, Brussels, BE, 2019, keynote: Is science facing a crisis or an opportunity? Video here and slides (with corrections) here.
  8. 18th Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects (Guaraja, BR, 2018), invited talk: Taking the pulse of social insects research.
  9. 9th International Conference on Complex Systems (Boston, MA, USA, 2018), talk: Towards a meta-theory of scientific knowledge.
  10. Research integrity and Data Management – Meeting the reproducibility challenges in research (University of Copenhagen, DK, 2017), invited talk: How and where can data management policies improve reproducibility and integrity?
  11. ASHG Conference (American Society for Human Genetics) 2017, Orlando, FL, USA, 2017, invited talk: Making genetics research more reproducible.
  12. Peer Review Congress, Chicago, IL, USA, 2017, plenary talk: Summary effect sizes in meta-analyses after removal of retracted studies from the pool of primary studies.
  13. 5th World Conference of Research Integrity, Amsterdam, NL, 2017, keynote: Conceptual challenges concerning re-analysis and replication practices in reproducible research. Audio and slides are available.
  14. 5th World Conference of Research Integrity, Amsterdam, NL, 2017, invited talk: How to help scientists own their mistakes.
  15. The 5th Workshop on Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Altanta, GE, 2017, poster: Akaike Information Criterion as special case of K-function Towards a universal quantifier of knowledge.
  16. National Academy of Sciences Sackler Colloquium: Reproducibility of Research: Issues and Proposed Remedies, Washington, D.C, 2017. invited panellist.
  17. International conference “Researching with Integrity”, Tartu, EE, 2017, keynote:Benefits and challenges of defining scientific misconduct. Video available here.
  18. IV Brazilian Meeting on Research Integrity, Science and Publication Ethics (BRISPE), Goiânia, BR, 2016, keynote: The mystery of missing negative results: can we really blame editors and peer-reviewers?
  19. Computation+Journalism Symposium, Stanford, USA, 2016, invited panellist on Reproducible Journalism.
  20. MAER-Net (Meta-Analysis of Economics Research Network) Colloquium 2016, Little Rock, AR, USA, talk: Understanding bias via cross-disciplinary multi-level meta-meta-regression
  21. SIDO (Italian Otrhodontics Society), IT, 2016, invited lecture: The Future of Biomedical Research: Crisis or Opportunity?
  22. ESOF 2016 conference, Manchester, UK, session: Going viral: social media and the practice of science in society. invited speaker.
  23. Leverhulme-Bridges and Behavioural Science GRP Colloquium Series: Scientific Reproducibility, 2016, University of Warwick, UK. invited lecture: Is the file-drawer half empty or half-full?
  24. NRIN (Netherlands Research Integrity Network) Research Conference 2016, Amsterdam, NL. keynote: Is Dutch science at greater risk?
  25. Gaming Metrics, 2016 conference, UC Davis CA, USA. invited talk: Institutional pressures to publish: what effects do we see?
  26. The 2015 Southampton Conference on the Credibility of Research, University of Southampton, UK, 2015. invited talk: An overall empirical perspective of the scientific crisis.
  27. 15th ISSI Conference (International Society for Scientometrics and Infometrics), Istanbul, TU, 2015, talk: Are scientists really publishing more? co-authored with V Larivière.
  28. A new start for Europe: Opening up to an ERA of Innovation, European Commission, Brussels, BE, 2015, invited talk: What "causes" scien.fic misconduct? Honing in on evidence-based answers.
  29. World Conference of Science Journalists, Seoul, KR, 2015, 50 Shades of Scientific Fraud -- Why stem cell research is so prone to misconduct. invited speaker.
  30. 4th World Conference on Research Integrity, Rio de Janeiro, BR, 2015, invited talk: Research misconduct: Conceptions and policy solutions.
  31. 4th World Conference on Research Integrity, Rio de Janeiro, BR, 2015, talk: From countries to individuals: unravelling the causes of bias and misconduct with multilevel meta-meta-analysis. Fanelli D & Ioannidis JPA.
  32. 4th World Conference on Research Integrity, Rio de Janeiro, BR, 2015, talk: Promoting Research Integrity in Italy: the experience of the Research Ethics and Bioethics Advisory Committee of CNR. Co-authored with C Caporale.
  33. 4th World Conference on Research Integrity, Rio de Janeiro, BR, 2015, poster: What “causes” scientific misconduct? Testing major hypotheses by comparing corrected and retracted papers. Fanelli D, Costas R & V Larivière.
  34. 'Improving scientific practice: dealing with the human factors', seiminar, University of Amsterdam, 2014. invited talk: Science 2.0: A System Centred on Accurate Reporting.
  35. Presentation of the Danish Code of Conduct for Research Integrity, Copenhagen Business School, DK, 2014, keynote: Growing challenges for our growing integrity.Video recording and Related slides (pdf).
  36. 'Circling the square: Research, politics, media and impact' conference, University of Nottingham, 2014, invited talk: How to maintain integrity yet provide robust knowledge and the communication of uncertainty. my answer. Video of short talk and long debate.
  37. Inauguration of the new Chair in Methodology and Integrity, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL, 2014, invited talk: What can research on scientific misconduct tell us, and how can it mislead us?
  38. 82e Congrès de l'ACFAS, Association francophone pour le savoir, 2014, invited: L'intégrité dans la diversité des disciplines: vieille théorie pour nouveaux défis.
  39. First AgreenSkills meeting, Leuven, BE, 2013, keynote: Where do false and falsified results grow? How to weed them out? Evidence and theory. Video with slides.
  40. 8th World Conference of Science Journalists, Helsinki, FI, 2013, invited talk: Can we still trust science? Mostly yes.
  41. 14th ISSI Conference (International Society for Scientometrics and Infometrics), Vienna, AT, 2013. poster: Fanelli D. and W. Glänzel - Papers published in PNAS reflect the Hierarchy of the Sciences, in collaboration with W. Glänzel.
  42. 3rd World Conference on Research Integrity, Montreal, CA, 2013 talk: Statistical studies on errors, bias and fraud: Towards an evidence-based RCR?
  43. ORI at 20 (US Office of Research Integrity 20th year Celebration Conference), Baltimore, MD, 2013, invited talk: Measuring incidence, to understand causes.
  44. Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, 2013, keynote for faculty and doctoral event: How international is the universality of science?
  45. Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, 2013, invited seminar: Protecting the endless frontier: New problem, or never-ending challenge?
  46. 11th Ethical Forum, University Foundation, Brussels, Belgium, 2012, keynote: What science tells us about scientific fraud.
  47. EQUATOR Symposium 2012, Freiburg, DE, poster: Project for a scientific system based on transparency.
  48. 13th COLLNET Meeting, Seoul, S Korea, 2012, talk: When East meets West…does bias increase? A preliminary study on South Korea, United States and other countries.
  49. QUEST for Research Excellence (US Office of Research Integrity conference), Washington DC, USA, 2012, talk: Positive-outcome bias is increasing in most disciplines and countries.
  50. 17th International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators, Montreal, CA, 2012, poster: Fanelli D. and W. Glänzel - A Bibliometric test of the Hierarchy of the Sciences: preliminary results.
  51. 13th COLLNET (Collaboration in Science and in Technology) meeting, Istanbul, Turkey (2011). poster: A proxy for studying positive-outcome bias without meta-analysis.
  52. MAER-Net (Meta-Analysis of Economics Research Network) Colloquium 2011, Cambridge, UK, invited talk: Unravelling the causes of publication bias.
  53. 13th ISSI Conference (International Society for Scientometrics and Infometrics), Durban, South Africa, 2011, poster: A proxy for studying positive-outcome bias without meta-analysis.
  54. COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics), London, UK, 2011, invited talk, The ‘Bulk’ of the Iceberg (and what journals can do about it).
  55. XI Convegno Nazionale sulla Comunicazione della Scienza, SISSA Treste, IT, 2010, talk: Come la scienza fa notizia, e la notizia fa la scienza in Italia e Gran Bretagna.
  56. Science College 2010 event, Ruhr University, Bochum, DE, keynote: The mystery of the missing negative results
  57. European Science Foundation Member Organizations forum, 4th workshop, CNR, Rome, IT, 2010, invited talk: How common is it, and why?
  58. 4S (Society for Social Studies of Science) Annual Meeting, Tokyo, JP, 2010, talk: Do pressures to publish increase scientists’ bias? An empirical support from US states data?
  59. 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore, 2010, invited talk: The Black, the White and the Grey Areas - Towards an international and interdisciplinary definition of scientific misconduct.
  60. 2nd World conference on Research Integrity, Singapore, 2010, poster: An enforceable definition of research misconduct and a system to implement it across disciplines and countries.
  61. 2nd World conference on Research Integrity, Singapore, 2010, poster: Martinson, BC, Fanelli D. - Prevalence of self-reported and observed misconduct in western countries.
  62. SEESHOP3 Meeting, Cardiff, UK, 2009, talk: Expertise and the hierarchy of the sciences: Should experts be weighted by the hardness of their field?
  63. 4S (Society for Social Studies of Science) Annual Meeting, Washington DC, USA, 2009,  talk: Are behavioural and social sciences really less objective?
  64. ESRC Genomics Network Conference, Cardiff, UK 2009, poster: “Negative supports” support the hierarchy of the sciences.
  65. ESF-LiU Conference, “Philosophy for Science in Use”, Linköping, SW, 2009, poster: “Negative supports” support the hierarchy of the sciences.
  66. Science in Society conference, Cambridge, UK, 2009, talk: How many scientists fabricate and falsify research?
  67. ESF-ZIF conference, “Science and Values: the Politicization of Science”, Bielefeld, DE, 2009, talk: How many scientists fabricate and falsify Research?
  68. Research Conference on Research Integrity, Niagara Falls, USA, 2009, invited talk: How many scientists fabricate and falsify research?

Teaching and supervision of students

  1. (2017) Contributed to the courses: Scientific method and bias (MED73 N), and Stanford Biostatistics Workshop (BIODS/STATS 260),
  2. (2016) Lecturer at the BITSS Summer School (Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences).
  3. (2013) Co-convenor with Prof. David Castle of the course “Science and Ethics”, University of Edinburgh (we designed the course, but I moved to Montréal before it was activated).
  4. (2012) Collaborated with Dr. Elizabeth Stevenson, School of Chemistry, in developing a Master in Science Communication and public engagement, University of Edinburgh.
  5. (2007-2008) Taught at the Lorenzo de’ Medici Institute, an international school based in Florence, Italy, a personally developed course “Love, Beauty and Natural Selection: Science and Myths”.
  6. (2015-present) Within Metrics, I supervise three postdoctoral researchers and three undergraduate students as research assistants
  7. (2013-2016) I was an external advisor on a PhD thesis about scientific misconduct, University of Rijeka School of Medicine, Croatia.
  8. (2010- present) I have supervised twelve undergraduate research assistants on various of my projects, training and leading teams of up to five at a time, in Edinburgh, Montréal and Stanford.


Seminars, workshops, public lectures

  1. The neglected importance of complexity in meta-research. invited seminar, Inserm workshop 277: Methods in meta-research: how to improve research practice. Bordeaux, FR Page and program.
  2. How an information metric could bring truce to the statistics wars. invited seminar, Phil Stat Seminar: The Statistics Wars and Their Casualties 2021. Link to video recording.
  3. Meet the experts: Daniele Fanelli. invited seminar, 5th World Conference of Research Integrity, Amsterdam, NL, 2017
  4. Benefits and challenges of defining misconduct, invited seminar, University of Konstanz, DE (2017)
  5. Scientific and ethical challenges in promoting research integrity, invited workshop on research ethics, Stnaford Biosciences Training program.
  6. Measuring scientific bias across disciplines and countries. invited lecture for the Workshop in Biostatistics, Department of Biomedical Data Science, Stanford University, CA (2017)
  7. Crisis in social science: Scientific misconduct. Lecture for the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in Social Sciences Summer Institute, Berkeley, CA (2016)
  8. Are pressures to publish « the » problem, a boon in disguise, or no issue at all? METRICS forum, Stanford University (2015).
  9. Alternative publishing models; breakout session (moderator) within the NC3Rs (National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research) Workshop on Publication Bias, London (2015)
  10. The present, past and future of scientific misconduct; brown-bag seminar, University of Montreal (2014).
  11. Towards a science of scientific objectivity, seminar, Stanford University (2014).
  12. From misconduct to bias, through the Hierarchy of the Sciences, seminar, Centre Interuniversitaire de Recherche sur la Science et la Technologie Université du Québec à Montréal, CA (2014).
  13. Bias and misconduct: How? Why? What can be done? invited public lecture, Grey Matter event at deBuren, Ghent, BE (2013). Video of the talk
  14. Integrity meets social responsibility: practical applications of Singapore Statement n. 14, Three-session workshop that I organized, in collaboration wih Mark Frankel of AAAS, within the 3rd World Conference on Research Integrity (2013).
  15. Bias, misconduct and biomedical research - Overview of the evidence, Invited seminar, MRC Human Genetics Unit, University of Edinburgh-Western General Hospital (2012).
  16. What bias causes publication bias? Invited seminar, University of Konstanz, DE (2012).
  17. All sciences promise, can we predict which ones might not deliver? ISSTI retreat, UK (2012).
  18. Is bad science on the rise? Invited public lecture, Glasgow skeptics in the pub (2012)
  19. How accurately can we measure scientific accuracy? University of Leuven, (2012).
  20. Is bad science on the rise? Invited public lecture, Edinburgh Café Scientifiques (2011).
  21. From Comte, through Quine, to Chaos and back: a post-positivst account of the Hierarchy of the Sciences. ISSTI retreat, UK (2011).
  22. A post-postmodernist account of the Hierarchy of the Sciences. LSE ttt-series (London School of Economics, tea time talks), London, UK (2011).
  23. Research bias: causes, consequences, solutions. Invited workshop, Science College, Ruhr University, DE (2010).
  24. How to get picked up by the media. SSPS learning lunch, University of Edinburgh (2010).
  25. The global warming of debates. ISSTI retreat, UK (2010).
  26. Co-organizer of the public workshop The future of medicine: Innovation from bench to bedside, presented at ESRC Festival of Social Science 2009, and Young Scientists and Engineers Fair 2009.
  27. Siamo geni o no? Happy hour evoluzionistici, Museo di Scienze Naturali di Milano (IT) – Talk (2006).
  28. Nasciamo o diventiamo? Quello che la scienza può e non può dire. VI convegno scientifico “Il pensiero biologico oggi”, Università di Ancona (IT) – Talk (2005).