Potential Causes of Irreproducibility Revealed
Potential Causes of Irreproducibility Revealed
Five independent groups got different results in a drug-response experiment, despite sharing protocols, reagents, and cell lines. The researchers identify technical variables that could be to blame.
Potential Causes of Irreproducibility Revealed
Potential Causes of Irreproducibility Revealed

Five independent groups got different results in a drug-response experiment, despite sharing protocols, reagents, and cell lines. The researchers identify technical variables that could be to blame.

Five independent groups got different results in a drug-response experiment, despite sharing protocols, reagents, and cell lines. The researchers identify technical variables that could be to blame.

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#MeTooSTEM Founder BethAnn McLaughlin Has Left Vanderbilt
#MeTooSTEM Founder BethAnn McLaughlin Has Left Vanderbilt
Ashley P. Taylor | Jul 10, 2019
Her departure follows her denial of tenure.
Sweden Passes Law For National Research Misconduct Agency
Sweden Passes Law For National Research Misconduct Agency
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 10, 2019
After several high-profile cases, the country’s government is creating a board to oversee and investigate all serious allegations of scientific misconduct.
University Releases Reports from Investigation of Prominent Geneticist
University Releases Reports from Investigation of Prominent Geneticist
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 2, 2019
A panel finds David Latchman’s “recklessness in the conduct” of the lab and his involvement as an author on problematic papers facilitated the misconduct.
More Scientists Dismissed for Undisclosed Foreign Ties, Says NIH
More Scientists Dismissed for Undisclosed Foreign Ties, Says NIH
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 28, 2019
esearchers who failed to disclose affiliations and funding sources from other countries are under investigation, and some universities are letting them go discreetely and refunding grant money to the agency.
Study of Microbiome’s Importance in Autism Triggers Swift Backlash
Study of Microbiome’s Importance in Autism Triggers Swift Backlash
Nicholette Zeliadt | Jun 27, 2019
Independent scientists say the original analysis is flawed; the authors stand by their work and are seeking outside statisticians to reanalyze the data.
Journals’ Plagiarism Detectors May Flag Papers in Error
Journals’ Plagiarism Detectors May Flag Papers in Error
Diana Kwon | Jun 25, 2019
One recent case, in which a scientist claims his submitted manuscript was rejected despite a lack of actual plagiarism, highlights the limitations of automated tools.
Research Institute Investigates Possible Image Manipulation in Papers
Research Institute Investigates Possible Image Manipulation in Papers
Shawna Williams | Jun 11, 2019
PubPeer commenters have flagged more than 100 papers from branches of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research for apparent image duplication and other issues.
Montana State Geneticist Resigns After Harassment Allegations
Montana State Geneticist Resigns After Harassment Allegations
Ashley Yeager | Jun 4, 2019
An internal report finds Hikmet Budak touched students inappropriately and discriminated against them based on their country of origin, sex, marriage status, and other factors.
MIT Researcher Allegedly Copied Other Groups’ Drug Designs
MIT Researcher Allegedly Copied Other Groups’ Drug Designs
Catherine Offord | May 29, 2019
Executives at a biotech that develops new antibodies argue that Ram Sasisekharan didn’t come up with the structures for at least two experimental therapies that his group has described.