scientific misconduct
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.
Do Innocent Errors Cause Most Retractions?
Do Innocent Errors Cause Most Retractions?
Beth Marie Mole | Nov 2, 2012
Contrary to previous studies, a new publication finds that most retractions from scholarly literature are not due to misconduct.  
Fraud Breeds Retractions
Sabrina Richards | Oct 1, 2012
An analysis of retractions dating back to 1977 shows that most papers are retracted due to misconduct.
Immunologist Falsified Data
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 6, 2012
A researcher from the John Wayne Cancer Institute has settled his scientific misconduct case with the Office of Research Integrity.
Another Victim of Suspicious Data
Jef Akst | Jul 13, 2012
The researcher who raised questions about the studies by social psychologist Dirk Smeesters flags dodgy data from another scientist.
Misconduct Shakeup
Jef Akst | Jul 3, 2012
The ongoing saga that led to psychologist Dirk Smeesters’s resignation from the Erasmus University Rotterdam has the scientific community discussing new ways to detect data fraud.
Anesthesiologist Fabricates 172 Papers
Jef Akst | Jul 3, 2012
A researchers in Japan faked patient data on nearly 200 studies over the past 2 decades, according to an investigating committee.
All’s Not Fair in Science and Publishing
Frederick Southwick | Jul 1, 2012
False credit for scientific discoveries threatens the success and pace of research.
Scientist Fabricates Cancer Data
Megan Scudellari | Jun 1, 2012
A postdoc at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital is found guilty of falsifying his findings in a lung cancer study.
Stem Cell Researcher Fabricates Data
Edyta Zielinska | Apr 16, 2012
A scientist who claimed to have injected monkey embryonic stem cells into the eyes of rats to improve their vision accepts the penalty for research misconduct.