The Dana Foundation is a private philanthropy that operates on the proceeds of an endowment and does not solicit further funds.
We strive to present scientifically vetted information and advice understandable to a general reader. For articles about new scientific findings, we require reporters to include a perspective on the research from at least one scientist with knowledge in the area and who was not involved in the specific research.
After editing our news articles, we ask outside science reviewers to review them before we publish. Articles that run in our Cerebrum Magazine are reviewed by a panel of science advisors. Our reporting on events we attend is reviewed by at least two senior editors.
If the correction is small (a misspelled name), we add an editor’s note below the article indicating the correction. If the correction changes science information in the article, we put the editor’s note before the text of the story, and indicate the date of the change.
Policy last reviewed on February 24, 2021