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NAS Considers Expulsion of Two Scientists for Sexual Harassment
NAS Considers Expulsion of Two Scientists for Sexual Harassment
The National Academy of Sciences is reviewing complaints about astronomer Geoffrey Marcy and geneticist Francisco Ayala, who left their academic positions following investigations at their institutions.
NAS Considers Expulsion of Two Scientists for Sexual Harassment
NAS Considers Expulsion of Two Scientists for Sexual Harassment

The National Academy of Sciences is reviewing complaints about astronomer Geoffrey Marcy and geneticist Francisco Ayala, who left their academic positions following investigations at their institutions.

The National Academy of Sciences is reviewing complaints about astronomer Geoffrey Marcy and geneticist Francisco Ayala, who left their academic positions following investigations at their institutions.

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Moncef Slaoui Fired by GSK Amid Sexual Harassment Claims
Moncef Slaoui Fired by GSK Amid Sexual Harassment Claims
Lisa Winter | Mar 24, 2021
The former GlaxoSmithKline executive had led the US government’s Operation Warp Speed COVID-19 vaccine program during the Trump administration.
<em>The Lancet&nbsp;</em>Alters Editorial Practices After Surgisphere Scandal
The Lancet Alters Editorial Practices After Surgisphere Scandal
Catherine Offord | Sep 22, 2020
The changes, which affect the declarations authors have to sign and the peer-review process, have received a mixed response from the scientific community.
Opinion: Surgisphere Fiasco Highlights Need for Proper QA
Opinion: Surgisphere Fiasco Highlights Need for Proper QA
Nadya Gawadi Heywood, David Long | Jun 12, 2020
Our handbook on best practices for quality assurance in biomedicine can help funding agencies shore up research integrity—which is especially needed at a time when mistakes can have outsize effects.
Geneticist Drops Out of New Role After Allegations of Gender Bias
Geneticist Drops Out of New Role After Allegations of Gender Bias
Catherine Offord | Apr 9, 2020
Constantine Stratakis, who was due to lead an institute at McGill University Health Centre, was the subject of eight equal employment opportunity complaints at his last job at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
Universities Grapple with Donor Behavior
Universities Grapple with Donor Behavior
David Adam | Sep 4, 2019
The Jeffrey Epstein scandal has focused attention on funding of higher education institutions by patrons with disgraceful behavior.
NSF Unveils New Sexual Harassment Policy
NSF Unveils New Sexual Harassment Policy
Catherine Offord | Sep 21, 2018
The measures include, in specific cases, terminating awards for researchers who have been found guilty in investigations by their institutions.
Cochrane Collaboration Expels Cofounder, Prompts Resignations
Cochrane Collaboration Expels Cofounder, Prompts Resignations
Catherine Offord | Sep 18, 2018
Physician Peter Gøtzsche, a board member of the organization, has been an outspoken critic of certain vaccines and of the pharma industry in general.
Arrests, Investigations Over Vaccine Scandal in China
Arrests, Investigations Over Vaccine Scandal in China
Kerry Grens | Jul 27, 2018
Changsheng is found to have forged records for a rabies vaccine and is accused of distributing thousands of substandard DPT immunizations to be used in children.
Herpetologists&rsquo; League Revokes Distinguished Herpetologist Award
Herpetologists’ League Revokes Distinguished Herpetologist Award
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 16, 2018
Richard Vogt, this year’s awardee, showed inappropriate images of researchers in the field during his acceptance speech.
Scott Pruitt Steps Down From EPA
Scott Pruitt Steps Down From EPA
Bob Grant | Jul 5, 2018
The embattled Environmental Protection Agency Administrator resigns amid persistent questions about his ethics and use of taxpayer dollars.
Pressure Mounts for EPA’s Scott Pruitt to Quit
Pressure Mounts for EPA’s Scott Pruitt to Quit
Catherine Offord | Jun 14, 2018
Republicans and conservative media outlets are turning on the agency administrator as allegations of ethical misconduct and excessive spending pile up.
Prominent Salk Institute Scientist Inder Verma Resigns
Prominent Salk Institute Scientist Inder Verma Resigns
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 12, 2018
His decision came as an investigation into sexual harassment allegations against him was ongoing.  
USC President Steps Down in Wake of Gynecologist Scandal
USC President Steps Down in Wake of Gynecologist Scandal
Sukanya Charuchandra | May 29, 2018
An uproar over the university’s handling of sexual misconduct accusations led to C.L. Max Nikias’s resignation.  
Research Scandal Involving Popular Heart Drug Engulfs Three More Papers
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.
Former Medical Dean at Michigan State in Jail for Porn, Sexual Assault
Former Medical Dean at Michigan State in Jail for Porn, Sexual Assault
Kerry Grens | Mar 27, 2018
Following the conviction of MSU’s Larry Nassar for sexual abuse, his former boss, William Strampel, is charged with misconduct and possessing videos of female students.    
German Carmakers Funded Tests of Diesel Fumes on Monkeys and Humans
German Carmakers Funded Tests of Diesel Fumes on Monkeys and Humans
Diana Kwon | Jan 29, 2018
News reports reveal that Volkswagen, Daimler, and BMW funded the organization that conducted the studies.
Amid Criticism, University of Rochester President Steps Down
Amid Criticism, University of Rochester President Steps Down
Kerry Grens | Jan 11, 2018
Academics had expressed disapproval with the college’s handling of sexual harassment allegations made against a brain sciences professor.
Top 10 Retractions of 2017
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 
The Year in Science Policy
The Year in Science Policy
Kerry Grens | Dec 15, 2017
How a new administration in the U.S. affected scientists around the world throughout 2017