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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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Researchers Risk Insider Trading

By Dan Cossins | January 14, 2013

Academics get paid handsome fees to consult with the financial industry, but run the risk of revealing confidential information that leads to illicit gains.

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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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Science’s Reproducibility Problem

By Bob Grant | December 18, 2012

A recent roundtable discussion identifies challenges facing the scientific community regarding a lack of reproducible results in the literature.

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GM Rice Researchers Sacked

By Dan Cossins | December 13, 2012

An official investigation into a controversial GM rice study carried out with Chinese schoolchildren has resulted in the removal of three China-based researchers.

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Military Mind Wars

By Jonathan D. Moreno | November 1, 2012

How neuroscience research can inform military counterintelligence tactics, and the moral responsibilities that accompany such research

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Fraud Breeds Retractions

By Sabrina Richards | October 1, 2012

An analysis of retractions dating back to 1977 shows that most papers are retracted due to misconduct.

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The Retraction Mother Lode?

By Sabrina Richards | April 13, 2012

Editors at 23 scientific journals demand validation of nearly 200 studies authored by a Japanese anesthesiologist.

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Double Grants, Double Trouble

By Sabrina Richards | February 8, 2012

Observers see grant application fraud as evidence that tighter controls preventing duplicate funding are necessary.

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