While a student at CU-Boulder, Brandon Stell joined discussions of published, peer-reviewed research. He noted a high frequency of errors or other problems in the work, and he thought it was a shame that such feedback could not be shared widely. Eventually, this experience helped him hatch the idea for what became PubPeer. Photo courtesy of Brandon Stell.

Alum is architect of influential science-watchdog site

Dec. 3, 2015

The mastermind behind a formerly anonymously run website that serves as a crowd-sourced watchdog of peer-reviewed scientific journal articles turns out to be Brandon Stell, a 1997 graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder.