Timeline: When Bad Research Changes Public Health Strategy
Timeline: When Bad Research Changes Public Health Strategy
Illinois-based Surgisphere Corporation had a brief moment in the limelight this year following its infamous study of hydroxychloroquine. But the impact of the company’s deception reverberated across world.
Timeline: When Bad Research Changes Public Health Strategy
Timeline: When Bad Research Changes Public Health Strategy

Illinois-based Surgisphere Corporation had a brief moment in the limelight this year following its infamous study of hydroxychloroquine. But the impact of the company’s deception reverberated across world.

Illinois-based Surgisphere Corporation had a brief moment in the limelight this year following its infamous study of hydroxychloroquine. But the impact of the company’s deception reverberated across world.

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The Surgisphere Scandal: What Went Wrong?
The Surgisphere Scandal: What Went Wrong?
Catherine Offord | Oct 1, 2020
The high-profile retractions of two COVID-19 studies stunned the scientific community earlier this year and prompted calls for reviews of how science is conducted, published, and acted upon. The warning signs had been there all along.
Top Spider Biologist’s Research Under Fire
Top Spider Biologist’s Research Under Fire
Amy Schleunes | Feb 10, 2020
After the initial announcements of two retractions, scientists have mobilized to interrogate the data in nearly 150 of Jonathan Pruitt’s papers.
University of Kentucky to Fire Professors for Research Misconduct
University of Kentucky to Fire Professors for Research Misconduct
Chia-Yi Hou | Aug 26, 2019
The institution completed an internal investigation into two professors and a staff researcher for duplicating images and fudging data.
University of Adelaide Investigates Ancient DNA Lab
University of Adelaide Investigates Ancient DNA Lab
Ashley Yeager | Jul 23, 2019
An external consultant will review the work environment of the institution’s Australian Centre for Ancient DNA, led by evolutionary molecular biologist Alan Cooper.
University College London Geneticist Cleared of Wrongdoing
University College London Geneticist Cleared of Wrongdoing
Jef Akst | Dec 5, 2018
A second investigation by the school concludes that David Latchman, also the head of Birkbeck, University of London, was not involved in the image manipulation found in papers he coauthored.
Duke to Settle Case of Alleged Fake Data Used to Win GrantsDuke to Settle Case of Alleged Fake Data Used to Win Grants
Duke to Settle Case of Alleged Fake Data Used to Win Grants
Ashley Yeager | Nov 20, 2018
A whistleblower claims his former supervisor committed fraud when applying for government funds.
Report: Former CNRS President Guilty of Fraud
Report: Former CNRS President Guilty of Fraud
Jef Akst | Oct 15, 2018
Anne Peyroche, who was removed as interim head of France’s National Center for Scientific Research in January, committed scientific misconduct, according to the French Academy of Sciences.
Two Plant Biologists Penalized by CNRS in France
Two Plant Biologists Penalized by CNRS in France
Jef Akst | Oct 3, 2018
Olivier Voinnet and Patrice Dunoyer face consequences for misconduct that led to the retractions of numerous high-profile papers.
Kyoto University Finds Stem Cell Researcher Guilty of Data Fabrication
Kyoto University Finds Stem Cell Researcher Guilty of Data Fabrication
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 24, 2018
The scientist was a member of a stem cell research team led by Nobel laureate Shinya Yamanaka.