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Petition Asks National Academy of Sciences to Boot Sexual Harassers
Shawna Williams | May 4, 2018
The organization says election to the NAS is for life.
Research Scandal Involving Popular Heart Drug Engulfs Three More Papers
Alison McCook, Retraction Watch | May 4, 2018
The scientists involved have hired lawyers to fight the conclusions of a recent investigation into some studies of Diovan in Japan.
Prominent Cell Biologist Fired After Data Manipulation Investigation
Shawna Williams | Apr 30, 2018
The University of Tokyo confirmed last August that Yoshinori Watanabe tampered with research-related images, and dismissed him in late April.
Investigation Finds Signs of Misconduct in Swedish Researcher’s Papers
Diana Kwon | Mar 21, 2018
Eight papers by Suchitra Sumitran-Holgersson, a tissue engineer at the University of Gothenburg, have been flagged for image manipulation.
Top 10 Retractions of 2017
Retraction Watch | Dec 18, 2017
Making the list: a journal breaks a retraction record, Nobel laureates Do the Right Thing, and Seinfeld characters write a paper
One Way to Fix Reproducibility Problems: Train Scientists Better
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 28, 2017
Leonard Freedman, president of the Global Biological Standards Institute, discusses the causes of irreproducible science and his latest effort to spread best practices.
US Research Integrity Head Temporarily Leaves Post
Kerry Grens | Nov 21, 2017
Kathy Partin, whose staff had expressed concerns about changes she instituted, was reportedly asked to leave.
Studies Retracted After UCLA Investigation
Diana Kwon | Jul 21, 2017
Most of the authors have had papers pulled in the past.
Cancer Studies Seem Replicable
Kerry Grens | Jun 27, 2017
In the latest findings from the Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology, independent researchers achieve results that mirror those of two earlier papers.
Preclinical Studies Don't Regularly Adhere to Best Practices
Kerry Grens | May 8, 2017
Animal experiments published in a handful of cardiovascular journals mostly ignore NIH guidelines.