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Sudbo: repeat offender

It looks like Norwegian researcher Jon Sudbo, who hit the headlines earlier this year for linkurl:fabricating;http://www.the-scientist.com/news/display/22952/ data for a Lancet paper has been at the data fraud game for quite some time. That?s the conclusion of a report made public on Friday by a commission set up to probe his research career. The commission members found that most of his 38 scientific publications were riddled with manipulation and fabrication of raw data. Even his doctoral dis

Stephen Pincock
It looks like Norwegian researcher Jon Sudbo, who hit the headlines earlier this year for linkurl:fabricating;http://www.the-scientist.com/news/display/22952/ data for a Lancet paper has been at the data fraud game for quite some time. That?s the conclusion of a report made public on Friday by a commission set up to probe his research career. The commission members found that most of his 38 scientific publications were riddled with manipulation and fabrication of raw data. Even his doctoral dissertation is going to be rescinded, not to mention a number of his later works. The 147-page report criticizes the University of Oslo and the Rikshospitalet-Radiumhospitalet Medical Center at which Sudbo worked. Commission chair Anders Ekbom and his colleagues apparently believe Sudbo worked alone. They found no evidence that any of his co-authors or colleagues were party to the deceit. The hospital?s strategy director Stein Vaaler took it on the chin. "No one can fail...

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