The Center for Truth in Science has selected SciPinion to receive its inaugural research grant to complete a systematic analysis of the methodologies and results of the research studies that have been most frequently cited in the risk assessment, public policymaking, and judicial decisions on the toxicity and carcinogenicity of glyphosate on humans.

Led by Sean Hays, SciPinion works to help businesses, government officials, and consumers parse through complex scientific issues too make better decisions. The team will transparently review each of the ten selected glyphosate studies, debate its merits, and categorize and apply accepted scientific methods that would help reviewers and meta-analysts determine each paper’s credibility and rank them accordingly.

“Our hope is to provide decision makers with insight on the following question: What do scientists think about the safety and risk of glyphosate use?” said Sean Hays, co-founder and president of SciPinion. “We’re working to create an environment that helps to engage the broader scientific community in the peer review process so that society can benefit from the collective wisdom of the world’s experts on controversial topics. This research fits right into our mission.”

“The Center is proud to partner with such talented researchers to break through the noise surrounding the most contentious scientific questions facing our legal and justice systems, provide clarity on where current research stands, and identify what additional scientific analysis needs to be done,” said Joseph Annotti, president and CEO of the Center for Truth in Science. “Glyphosate—the key ingredient is several weedkillers—has become famous in the courtroom thanks to several highly publicized lawsuits that resulted in billion-dollar settlements.  Yet, despite these settlements the chemical is designated safe by the EPA and remains on store shelves. The economic ramifications and consumer misinformation surrounding this chemical speak for themselves. We are hopeful that the results of our study will allow the fact-based scientific evidence to shine through.”

More information regarding this grant award can be found here.