Projekte / Wissenschaft
As science journalist, I see it as my task to promote reproducibility, honesty and ethics in academic research. I believe changes are necessary in the way biomedical science is conducted and published, and how scientists are evaluated. Daylight is the best disinfectant. This is what I deliver, and some do not like it.
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Finanzierungszeitraum 30.06.17 23:59 Uhr
Realisierungszeitraum 2017-
Fundingziel 6.000 €
Stadt Erlensee
Kategorie Wissenschaft

Worum geht es in dem Projekt?

I am independent science journalist, who used to be a scientist, molecular cell biologist to be precise. I became science journalist because many things go wrong in science: it is so competitive in terms of research funding and jobs that cutting corners became the norm. Many young scientists are forced to drop out or to play along. Worse, research misconduct, data manipulations and even patient abuse are routinely covered up, while most science journalists look away or fail to grasp what is going on.
This is also why I am an independent science journalist. Only as such can I report about things others don't want to see reported. No boss can stop me from releasing critical information which may anger some influential scientists or international research institutions.
As George Orwell said it: "Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations”.
I have no other income, aside from occasional conference invitations, commissioned articles or cartoons I sell.
The money I ask would help me pay the lawyer to defend myself against unjust court injunctions and to continue delivering to you my investigative science journalism.
This is my website:

Was sind die Ziele und wer ist die Zielgruppe?

Scientists, doctors, bioethicists and all those interested in science and medicine

Warum sollte jemand dieses Projekt unterstützen?

My journalism is under attack from ruthless doctors who seek to hide their past deeds from public scrutiny. German law allows them to pass injunctions without ever presenting a shred of evidence, or even based on lies. Legal defence against such attacks is extremely expensive, and this is exactly why they do this.

Was passiert mit dem Geld bei erfolgreicher Finanzierung?

The money will be spent on my lawyer's fees and court costs. Once I win in court I will be able to refund my donors.

For Better Science
Leonid Schneider
Taunusstr 11
63526 Erlensee Deutschland

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