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.

scientific misconduct
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.
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.
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.
<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.
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.
Report: Former CNRS President Guilty of Fraud
Report: Former CNRS President Guilty of Fraud
Jef Akst | Oct 15, 2018
Anne Peyroche, who was removed as interim head of France’s National Center for Scientific Research in January, committed scientific misconduct, according to the French Academy of Sciences.
Two Plant Biologists Penalized by CNRS in France
Two Plant Biologists Penalized by CNRS in France
Jef Akst | Oct 3, 2018
Olivier Voinnet and Patrice Dunoyer face consequences for misconduct that led to the retractions of numerous high-profile papers.
University of Edinburgh Demands Retraction of Researcher&rsquo;s Papers
University of Edinburgh Demands Retraction of Researcher’s Papers
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 23, 2018
Cell biologist Irina Stancheva was dismissed in June 2017 after a scientific misconduct investigation.
Seven Researchers Guilty of Misconduct in Macchiarini Case
Seven Researchers Guilty of Misconduct in Macchiarini Case
Catherine Offord | Jun 25, 2018
The Karolinska Institute’s latest decision includes a guilty verdict for one of the whistleblowers who contributed to the investigation.
Chief Academic Officer Accused in Ongoing Research Scandal at UCL
Chief Academic Officer Accused in Ongoing Research Scandal at UCL
Jim Daley | May 17, 2018
New allegations of fraud committed under the watch of geneticist David Latchman were made last year.
OSU Professor Falsified Data on Eight Papers, Resigns
OSU Professor Falsified Data on Eight Papers, Resigns
Catherine Offord | Apr 2, 2018
Ching-Shih Chen’s research involved anticancer therapeutics that were being tested in clinical trials.
Investigation Finds Signs of Misconduct in Swedish Researcher’s Papers
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.
Kyoto University Finds Stem Cell Researcher Guilty of Data Fabrication
Kyoto University Finds Stem Cell Researcher Guilty of Data Fabrication
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 24, 2018
The scientist was a member of a stem cell research team led by Nobel laureate Shinya Yamanaka. 
Interim CNRS President Removed, Faces Data Manipulation Allegations
Interim CNRS President Removed, Faces Data Manipulation Allegations
Ashley Yeager | Jan 22, 2018
Anne Peyroche has been acting president of the French science organization since last October.
<em>Sensors </em> Journal Pulls Planned Special Issue Due to Guest Editor’s Fake Credentials
Sensors Journal Pulls Planned Special Issue Due to Guest Editor’s Fake Credentials
Diana Kwon | Jan 16, 2018
Ashutosh Tiwari, who falsely claimed to be affiliated with Linköping University, is also under investigation for alleged scientific misconduct and fraud.
The Biggest Science Scandals of 2017
The Biggest Science Scandals of 2017
Jef Akst | Dec 15, 2017
This year’s controversial news included unethical behavior among politicians, a murder, and multiple accusations of gender discrimination and sexual harassment, in addition to the usual spate of research misconduct.
Dealing with Unethical or Illegal Conduct in Higher Education
Dealing with Unethical or Illegal Conduct in Higher Education
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 1, 2017
Investigations into cases of wrongdoing by professors are increasingly in the public eye. But are colleges and universities doing enough to deal with the problem?
Swedish Ethics Review Board: Macchiarini Is Guilty
Swedish Ethics Review Board: Macchiarini Is Guilty
Jef Akst | Oct 30, 2017
The group calls for the retraction of six publications by surgeon Paolo Macchiarini regarding the synthetic trachea transplantations that led to the death of at least three patients. 
Investigation Finds Cell Biologist Guilty of Misconduct
Investigation Finds Cell Biologist Guilty of Misconduct
Aggie Mika | Aug 2, 2017
Yoshinori Watanabe of the University of Tokyo was found to have tampered with images in five prominent publications.