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The following statement was issued by the authors of the report ‘Evaluating the Scientific Veracity of Publications by dr. Förster’ in response to comments and questions concerning their findings.


The report ‘Evaluating the Scientific Veracity of Publications by dr. Förster’ has been the focus of some public discussion on platforms such as Twitter, PubPeer, and certain blogs.

We welcome and appreciate the considerations and deliberations contained therein. We noticed, however, that at times the discussion seems to lack some nuance and that certain points and misunderstandings are reiterated. We would like to respond to these. To avoid the response being scattered we will give a ‘meta‐response’, which can be found here.

Also, for clarity and convenience, all files pertaining to the Förster investigation are collectively offered below. These include:

Our responses to publicly available criticisms and comments on the report are collected in the following files: