Eye for Manipulation: A Profile of Elisabeth Bik
Eye for Manipulation: A Profile of Elisabeth Bik
The microbiologist has turned her attention full-time to unearthing problematic figures in papers—for free.
Eye for Manipulation: A Profile of Elisabeth Bik
Eye for Manipulation: A Profile of Elisabeth Bik

The microbiologist has turned her attention full-time to unearthing problematic figures in papers—for free.

The microbiologist has turned her attention full-time to unearthing problematic figures in papers—for free.

research integrity
Three Researchers Ousted from MD Anderson
Three Researchers Ousted from MD Anderson
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 22, 2019
The center had received letters from NIH about researchers’ violations of granting agency policies and intellectual property theft in 2018.
USDA Scientists Must Say Published Research Is “Preliminary”
USDA Scientists Must Say Published Research Is “Preliminary”
Ashley Yeager | Apr 22, 2019
A memo distributed to employees of the US Department of Agriculture requires them to include a disclaimer that their peer-reviewed work doesn’t represent agency findings or policy.
<em>Nature&nbsp;</em>and <em>Science&nbsp;</em>Retractions Connected to Research Misconduct
Nature and Science Retractions Connected to Research Misconduct
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 12, 2019
The University of Cambridge and the University of Bristol conducted investigations of the research.
OMICS International Fined Over $50 Million for &ldquo;Deceptive Practices&rdquo;
OMICS International Fined Over $50 Million for “Deceptive Practices”
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 3, 2019
The publisher and conference organizer is ordered to pay the US government for what some report to be predatory behavior.
Drop Statistical Significance, Scientists Say
Drop Statistical Significance, Scientists Say
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 21, 2019
In service of an arbitrary threshold, p-values often lead researchers to make poorly supported claims and ignore interesting but insignificant results, scientists argue.
Lack of Diversity in Genetic Datasets is Risky for Treating Disease
Lack of Diversity in Genetic Datasets is Risky for Treating Disease
Ashley Yeager | Mar 21, 2019
Certain populations have been historically underrepresented in genome sequencing studies, but the NIH, private clinics, and 23andMe and other companies are trying to fix that.
<em>The Lancet</em> Retracts Cardiac Stem Cell Clinical Trial Paper
The Lancet Retracts Cardiac Stem Cell Clinical Trial Paper
Kerry Grens | Mar 14, 2019
The publication of the SCIPIO trial is among many by Piero Anversa’s lab that Harvard Medical School flagged for fraudulent data.
Bill Jenkins, Tuskegee Syphilis Study Whistleblower, Dies
Bill Jenkins, Tuskegee Syphilis Study Whistleblower, Dies
Ashley Yeager | Mar 4, 2019
A government scientist, he tried to end the unethical study, was unsuccessful, and then spent his career combatting injustice in healthcare.
<em>Nature&nbsp;</em>Retracts Paper on Delivery System for CAR T Immunotherapy
Nature Retracts Paper on Delivery System for CAR T Immunotherapy
Diana Kwon | Feb 20, 2019
The manuscript had amassed more than 50 comments about problematic figures and data on PubPeer.