scientific misconduct
Study: Scientists Witness Plagiarism Often
Study: Scientists Witness Plagiarism Often
Kerry Grens | Nov 3, 2014
A meta-analysis of surveys used to gauge plagiarism among scientists finds that nearly one-third of researchers have witnessed the problem.
Stem Cell Trial Axed—Again
Stem Cell Trial Axed—Again
Kerry Grens | Oct 7, 2014
Second review of a controversial stem cell trial in Italy has reached the same conclusion: it’s a no-go.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Sep 1, 2014
September 2014's selection of notable quotes
PubPeer Threatened with Legal Action
PubPeer Threatened with Legal Action
Kate Yandell | Aug 19, 2014
The moderators of the post-publication peer review forum say they could be facing their first legal case.
The Price Tag of Scientific Fraud
The Price Tag of Scientific Fraud
Kerry Grens | Aug 15, 2014
Each paper retracted because of research misconduct costs taxpayers roughly $400,000, according to a report.
Final Straw for STAP?
Final Straw for STAP?
Tracy Vence | Jun 4, 2014
Independent analysis uncovers suspected mouse cell mix-up, while stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency lead author Haruko Obokata agrees to retract the work in full.
Back from the Blacklist?
Back from the Blacklist?
Jef Akst | May 8, 2014
Disgraced psychology researcher Marc Hauser, who was found guilty of data fabrication and falsification during his time at Harvard, publishes two new papers.
RIKEN to Review 20,000 Papers
RIKEN to Review 20,000 Papers
Jef Akst | May 5, 2014
In the wake of allegations of research misconduct, the president of the Japanese research institute asks that all labs review their publications for evidence of manipulated images or plagiarism.
STAP Misconduct Investigator Steps Down
STAP Misconduct Investigator Steps Down
Tracy Vence | Apr 25, 2014
One of the RIKEN scientists investigating allegations of misconduct tied to stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency work has resigned from the committee because of anonymous questions raised about his own research.
Misconduct Found in STAP Case
Misconduct Found in STAP Case
Jef Akst | Apr 2, 2014
An investigating committee at Japan’s RIKEN research center finds evidence of falsification and fabrication in two recent Nature papers that touted a new way to induce pluripotency.