scientific misconduct
Physiologist Faked Data
Physiologist Faked Data
Dan Cossins | Feb 5, 2013
A Case Western Reserve University researcher is found guilty of altering the number of samples and results to inflate the statistical significance of his findings.
Men Cheat More Often
Men Cheat More Often
Dan Cossins | Jan 22, 2013
Male scientists commit research misconduct more often than their female peers, and senior researchers are more likely to engage in fraud than trainees.
Misconduct Apology
Misconduct Apology
Dan Cossins | Jan 18, 2013
A neurodegenerative disease researcher found guilty of fabricating results in funding applications has written an open letter of apology and clarification.
Reforming Research Cheats
Reforming Research Cheats
Dan Cossins | Jan 9, 2013
A new ethics course aims to rehabilitate scientists found guilty of misconduct so they can return to the field as productive researchers.
 
Neuroscientist Faked Data
Neuroscientist Faked Data
Dan Cossins | Jan 8, 2013
A researcher who studied neurodegenerative diseases made up results from experiments yet to take place in order to apply for more funds.
Fraud Watchdog Blogger Revealed
Fraud Watchdog Blogger Revealed
Dan Cossins | Jan 6, 2013
The author of a whistleblower blog has revealed his identity after the site was suspended due to legal threats from accused scientists.
Festive Fraud
Festive Fraud
Dan Cossins | Jan 2, 2013
Two biomedical researchers have been found guilty of falsifying data.
Top Science Scandals of 2012
Top Science Scandals of 2012
Edyta Zielinska | Dec 17, 2012
This year’s roundup of bad behavior in the life sciences and new initiatives to prevent misconduct
Social Psychology Damned Again
Social Psychology Damned Again
Dan Cossins | Nov 30, 2012
An exhaustive report about research fraud committed by social psychologist Diederik Stapel paints a picture of a field beset by sloppy practices and low standards.
A Decade of Misconduct
A Decade of Misconduct
Dan Cossins | Nov 27, 2012
A senior cardiovascular disease and diabetes researcher at the University of Kentucky has been found guilty of falsifying data over the past 10 years.