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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
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
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
Aggie Mika | Aug 2, 2017
Yoshinori Watanabe of the University of Tokyo was found to have tampered with images in five prominent publications.
Macchiarini Retracts Another Paper
Bob Grant | Mar 22, 2017
The embattled thoracic surgeon blames his former employer, the Karolinska Institute, for losing data related to the retracted research.
The Past and Present of Research Integrity in China
Ben Andrew Henry | Mar 1, 2017
Several initiatives aim to improve research integrity in the country, but recent high-profile cases of misconduct highlight a lingering problem.
Karolinska Finds Macchiarini Guilty of Misconduct
Bob Grant | Dec 22, 2016
The embattled thoracic surgeon is dealt another blow by his former employer, which is calling for the retraction of one of his papers on artificial esophagus research.
Top 10 Retractions of 2016
Retraction Watch | Dec 21, 2016
A look at this year’s most memorable retractions
Opinion: The Scientist’s Scarlet Letter
Paul S. Thaler | Dec 16, 2016
Managing privacy protections and expectations in a misconduct proceeding
Mouse Immunology Paper Retracted
Jef Akst | Dec 16, 2016
A finding of misconduct spurs the retraction of a
paper claiming to have identified a protein in mice that boosted immunity to both viruses and cancer.