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Week in Review, May 13–17
Jef Akst | May 17, 2013
Reading pathogen epigenomes; a new stem cell; dealing with research misconduct; monkey fossils; exploratory mice grow new neurons; watching metamorphosis
Opinion: Ethics Training in Science
James Hicks | May 14, 2013
The NIH has required researchers to receive instruction about responsible conduct for more than 20 years, but misconduct is still on the rise.
Opinion: Remediating Misconduct
James DuBois | May 14, 2013
Should institutions invest in changing the behavior of scientists found guilty of violating research rules and ethics?
Settlement Reached in Misconduct Case
Dan Cossins | Apr 19, 2013
A cancer researcher found guilty of misconduct has reached a settlement with the ORI that allows him to apply for federal research funding.
Jailed for Faking Data
Dan Cossins | Apr 18, 2013
A researcher working for a US pharmaceutical company’s Scotland branch is sent to prison for falsifying safety test data on experimental drugs due for clinical trials.
Decade-Long Misconduct Case Closed
Jef Akst | Apr 9, 2013
A former University of Washington researcher did commit misconduct 10 years ago, according to the Office of Research Integrity.
Novartis Linked to Retracted Papers?
Dan Cossins | Apr 2, 2013
A Japanese newspaper claims that the pharma giant funded flawed research that revealed extra health benefits for one of its top-selling drugs.
Cancer Institute Frustrated with Leadership
Edyta Zielinska | Apr 2, 2013
Researchers responding to a survey at MD Anderson Cancer Center report low morale due to their president’s leadership style.
Plagiarism in Successful NSF Proposals
Dan Cossins | Mar 10, 2013
Using plagiarism detection software, the NSF’s internal watchdog has found almost 100 suspicious cases among the 8,000 projects the agency funded in 2011.
Psychology Grad Student Faked Data
Dan Cossins | Mar 7, 2013
A young psychologist who studied the effects of motivation and reward on cognitive control is found to have falsified data in three published papers.