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. Click a link below to jump to the research on that issue:

Center for Truth in Science Announces a New Research Grant for Acetaminophen

The Center for Truth in Science is requesting applications from qualified researchers to perform an independent systematic review of the literature used in assessing the relationship between the use of acetaminophen (paracetamol, N-acetyl-p-amino-phenol, APAP) during pregnancy and the risk of neurodevelopment disorders in the exposed child, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Read the full RFP here.

Systematic review finds limited or suggestive evidence of no association between talc and endometrial cancer, cervical cancer, and ovarian cancer

A systematic review integrating human epidemiological, animal, and mechanism of action (MOA) or mechanistic studies found limited/suggestive evidence of no association between talc at human exposure levels and three types of reproductive cancers.

Read a summary of the review here.
Read the report abstract here.

Center for Truth in Science announces formaldehyde research grant recipient

The Center for Truth in Science has selected ToxStrategies LLC to receive a research grant to complete a state-of-the-art systematic review of the literature that explores any relationship between myeloid leukemia and other lymphohematopoietic (LHP) cancers in individuals exposed to inhaled formaldehyde. 

As part of this project, the authors have registered their research protocols with the Center for Open Science. This is intended to make public, in advance of the research, the methods the researchers will use to conduct the systematic review in order to establish confidence in its analysis and findings.

Read the full grant announcement here. 

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.

Systematic review finds a lack of evidence of a link between ethylene oxide and cancers

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.