Leslie D. McIntosh

VP, Research Integrity

London, UK

Dr. Leslie McIntosh is the VP of Research Integrity at Digital Science and dedicates her work to improving research, reducing disinformation, and increasing trust in science. As an academic turned entrepreneur, she founded Ripeta in 2017 to improve research quality and integrity. Now part of Digital Science, the Ripeta algorithms lead in detecting trust markers of research manuscripts. She works with governments, publishers, institutions, and companies around the globe to improve research and scientific decision-making. She has given hundreds of talks, including to the US-NIH, NASA, and World Congress on Research Integrity, and consulted with the US, Canadian, and European governments. Dr. McIntosh’s work was the most-read RetractionWatch post of 2022.


  • The Challenge of the Effective Implementation of FAIR Principles in Biomedical Research
  • Usability Testing
  • Electronic nutritional intake assessment in patients with urolithiasis: A decision impact analysis
  • Precisely and Persistently Identifying and Citing Arbitrary Subsets of Dynamic Data
  • Automating Quality Checks in the Publishing Process
  • Precisely and Persistently Identifying and Citing Arbitrary Subsets of Dynamic Data
  • Funding Agency Policy Additional Materials - Methods
  • Advancing equity and integrity in research
  • The State of Trust & Integrity in Research
  • Guiding principles for technical infrastructure to support computable biomedical knowledge
  • Ten Simple Rules for Post-Pandemic Preprinting
  • RipetaScore: Measuring the Quality, Transparency, and Trustworthiness of a Scientific Work
  • Summary of second annual MCBK public meeting: Mobilizing Computable Biomedical Knowledge—A movement to accelerate translation of knowledge into action
  • Repeat: a framework to assess empirical reproducibility in biomedical research
  • Lessons Learned; Administrative and Policy Issues and Solutions; Complete your Plan
  • Incorporating Data Citation in a Biomedical Repository: An Implementation Use Case
  • Sustainability considerations for clinical and translational research informatics infrastructure
  • Validation of a next-generation sequencing assay for clinical molecular oncology.
  • Real-time assessment of community health needs and concerns.
  • Automating the pre-review of research
  • Using Data Curation Profiles to Design the Datastar Dataset Registry
  • It's Just (Academic) Business: A Use Case in Improving Informatics Operations with Business Intelligence.
  • Precisely and Persistently Identifying and Citing Arbitrary Subsets of Dynamic Data
  • The State of Open Data 2020
  • Three Ontologies to Define Phenotype Measurement Data
  • caTissue Suite to OpenSpecimen: Developing an extensible, open source, web-based biobanking management system
  • Tobacco Use Prevalence and Smoking Cessation Pharmacotherapy Prescription Patterns Among Hospitalized Patients by Medical Specialty
  • Reproducibility and reporting practices in COVID-19 preprint manuscripts
  • An analysis of form and function of a research article between and within publishers and journals

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