Top Spider Biologist’s Research Under Fire
Top Spider Biologist’s Research Under Fire
After the initial announcements of two retractions, scientists have mobilized to interrogate the data in nearly 150 of Jonathan Pruitt’s papers.
Top Spider Biologist’s Research Under Fire
Top Spider Biologist’s Research Under Fire

After the initial announcements of two retractions, scientists have mobilized to interrogate the data in nearly 150 of Jonathan Pruitt’s papers.

After the initial announcements of two retractions, scientists have mobilized to interrogate the data in nearly 150 of Jonathan Pruitt’s papers.

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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. 
Investigation Finds Cell Biologist Guilty of Misconduct
Investigation Finds Cell Biologist Guilty of Misconduct
Aggie Mika | Aug 2, 2017
Yoshinori Watanabe of the University of Tokyo was found to have tampered with images in five prominent publications. 
Survey: UK Researchers Rife with Misconduct
Survey: UK Researchers Rife with Misconduct
Bob Grant | Jul 5, 2016
Are scores of British scientists faking data and plagiarizing?