Timeline: When Bad Research Changes Public Health Strategy
Timeline: When Bad Research Changes Public Health Strategy
Illinois-based Surgisphere Corporation had a brief moment in the limelight this year following its infamous study of hydroxychloroquine. But the impact of the company’s deception reverberated across world.
Timeline: When Bad Research Changes Public Health Strategy
Timeline: When Bad Research Changes Public Health Strategy

Illinois-based Surgisphere Corporation had a brief moment in the limelight this year following its infamous study of hydroxychloroquine. But the impact of the company’s deception reverberated across world.

Illinois-based Surgisphere Corporation had a brief moment in the limelight this year following its infamous study of hydroxychloroquine. But the impact of the company’s deception reverberated across world.

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The Surgisphere Scandal: What Went Wrong?
The Surgisphere Scandal: What Went Wrong?
Catherine Offord | Oct 1, 2020
The high-profile retractions of two COVID-19 studies stunned the scientific community earlier this year and prompted calls for reviews of how science is conducted, published, and acted upon. The warning signs had been there all along.
Cloning Scientist Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison
Cloning Scientist Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison
Jef Akst | Jan 14, 2020
More than five years after his arrest, Li Ning of China Agricultural University is convicted of stealing nearly $5 million of grant money.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.