The Center for Truth in Science, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is on a mission to examine the quality of evidence on issues at the intersection of science, justice, and the economy.

To advance knowledge and bring clarity to timely scientific issues, the Center awards grants to well-credentialed and respected independent researchers from around the world who perform systematic reviews of existing studies, as well as conduct original research on emerging issues.

Our initiatives attempt to provide clear answers to difficult questions: What do we really know about the risk of a given substance? Are there gaps in evidence? Is more research needed, and if so, what type?

Below are the projects we have funded in the past, all of which have been accepted for peer-reviewed publication.

Scientific review finds insufficient data to draw accurate conclusions about the association of PFAS with any specific disease

A critical review of existing research on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) found that most PFAS studies to-date include insufficient data to draw accurate conclusions about the association of PFAS with any specific disease. The critical review is featured in the latest issue of Environmental Research, a peer-reviewed environmental science and environmental health journal, and was performed by the Center of Environmental Food and Toxicological Technology at the University of Rovira i Virgili in Spain.

Read a summary of the review here.
Read the full review here.

Scientific panel finds “low confidence” of a relationship between glyphosate and cancer

In an independent critical scientific review of the existing meta-analyses of studies on the potential health hazards of exposure to glyphosate, a panel of six senior scientists expressed low confidence that any of the studies demonstrated a causal relationship between glyphosate exposure and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Read a summary of the review here.
Read the full review here.

A systematic review of the most recent studies on inhaled ethylene oxide exposure and cancer finds a lack of evidence of a clear and consistent relationship with stomach, breast, and lymphohematopoietic (LHM) cancers. The findings have been published in Chemico-Biological Interactions, a well-regarded journal of molecular, cellular, and biochemical toxicology. 

Read a summary of the review here.
Read the full review here.

Systematic review finds limited evidence of a relationship between talc and pulmonary cancers

In an independent systematic review of studies on the potential health hazards of talc, published in Frontiers in Public Health, Stantec, a Boston-based research firm, has determined that it is likely that there is no association between inhaled talc and respiratory cancers.

Read a summary of the review here.
Read the full review here.


In addition, the Center has just released a new funding opportunity announcement, looking for proposals for funding to conduct a systematic review of studies that examine a systematic review of the literature that reports the research studies used in assessing the relationship between leukemia, including myeloid leukemia, and other lymphohematopoietic (LHP) cancers, and inhaled formaldehyde. 

For more information, see the RFP here.