Research Institute Investigates Possible Image Manipulation in Papers
Research Institute Investigates Possible Image Manipulation in Papers
PubPeer commenters have flagged more than 100 papers from branches of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research for apparent image duplication and other issues.
Research Institute Investigates Possible Image Manipulation in Papers
Research Institute Investigates Possible Image Manipulation in Papers

PubPeer commenters have flagged more than 100 papers from branches of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research for apparent image duplication and other issues.

PubPeer commenters have flagged more than 100 papers from branches of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research for apparent image duplication and other issues.

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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.
First Author Should Be Responsible for Paper Accuracy: Study
First Author Should Be Responsible for Paper Accuracy: Study
Ashley Yeager | May 23, 2019
An analysis of misconduct investigations finds first authors are more likely to commit transgressions, suggesting they should be held accountable for the integrity of the work.
NIH Suspended Duke University Grants Amid Misconduct Allegations
NIH Suspended Duke University Grants Amid Misconduct Allegations
Jef Akst | May 22, 2019
The accusations concerned the safety of research participants. The school says the grants have been reinstated following an investigation.
Eye for Manipulation: A Profile of Elisabeth Bik
Eye for Manipulation: A Profile of Elisabeth Bik
Adam Marcus, Ivan Oransky, Retraction Watch | May 7, 2019
The microbiologist has turned her attention full-time to unearthing problematic figures in papers—for free.
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.