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Decade-Long Misconduct Case Closed

By Jef Akst | April 9, 2013

A former University of Washington researcher did commit misconduct 10 years ago, according to the Office of Research Integrity.

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Novartis Linked to Retracted Papers?

By Dan Cossins | April 2, 2013

A Japanese newspaper claims that the pharma giant funded flawed research that revealed extra health benefits for one of its top-selling drugs.

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Cancer Institute Frustrated with Leadership

By Edyta Zielinska | April 2, 2013

Researchers responding to a survey at MD Anderson Cancer Center report low morale due to their president’s leadership style.

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Plagiarism in Successful NSF Proposals

By Dan Cossins | March 10, 2013

Using plagiarism detection software, the NSF’s internal watchdog has found almost 100 suspicious cases among the 8,000 projects the agency funded in 2011.

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Psychology Grad Student Faked Data

By Dan Cossins | March 7, 2013

A young psychologist who studied the effects of motivation and reward on cognitive control is found to have falsified data in three published papers.  

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MIT Lab Retracts Paper

By Dan Cossins | February 15, 2013

A paper describing a new method for imaging synapse formation has been retracted after it emerged that the first author falsified data to prove its effectiveness.

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Physiologist Faked Data

By Dan Cossins | February 5, 2013

A Case Western Reserve University researcher is found guilty of altering the number of samples and results to inflate the statistical significance of his findings.

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Men Cheat More Often

By Dan Cossins | January 22, 2013

Male scientists commit research misconduct more often than their female peers, and senior researchers are more likely to engage in fraud than trainees.

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Misconduct Apology

By Dan Cossins | January 18, 2013

A neurodegenerative disease researcher found guilty of fabricating results in funding applications has written an open letter of apology and clarification.

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Reforming Research Cheats

By Dan Cossins | January 9, 2013

A new ethics course aims to rehabilitate scientists found guilty of misconduct so they can return to the field as productive researchers.  

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