South Korean universities are apparently cracking down on research fraud following the admission by several high-profile Korean scientists (led by linkurl:Woo Suk Hwang;http://www.the-scientist.com/news/display/22933/ at Seoul National University) that they fabricated findings that they derived embryonic stem cells from cloned human embryos. linkurl:According to;http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/tech/tech_view.asp?newsIdx=9907&categoryCode=133 The Korean Times, 96 public and private Korean laboratories have established "verification systems" set to derail plagiarism and fabricated findings. According to the Ministry of Science and Technology, this type of checking system was previously present at only 15 schools or institutions. The ministry plans to also disseminate an ethics guidebook next month. Earlier this year, Korea University president Lee Pil Sang resigned after less than two months when an investigation concluded he plagiarized six papers.
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