A graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University studying the psychology of decision-making falsified data in four studies funded by National Institutes of Health and National Institute of Mental Health grants, according to a notice published by the linkurl:Office of Research Integrity;http://ori.dhhs.gov/ (ORI), the misconduct watchdog of the Public Health Service, on July 23. Roxana Gonzalez, at the time an advanced doctoral student in the linkurl:Department of Social and Decision Sciences and Psychology;http://sds.hss.cmu.edu/ at CMU, altered data that affected three published papers, two manuscripts, and one review article, according to the ORI report. "Only two of the published papers were affected in a significant way," Jennifer Lerner, one of Gonzalez's primary advisors and first author on three of the altered studies wrote in an Email to The Scientist. The linkurl:first,;http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16256075?ordinalpos=2&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum published in Biological Psychiatry (cited 4 times since it was published), was retracted in January 2007 and republished in the same...
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