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Archives August 2012

Aug
31
2012

How open should institutions be about the outcomes of research misconduct investigations?

There are some issues which crop up in requests for our advice time and time again. One of these is how open should institutions be when discussing the outcomes of investigations into allegations of research misconduct. What should they say when an enquiry finishes? What information should they give out about a proven allegation? What […]

Aug
24
2012

Times Higher Education discusses whether the UK is doing enough to address research misconduct

This week’s Times Higher Education discusses whether UK higher education needs to fundamentally change its approach to cases of research misconduct and isues of research integrity. Times Higher Education -Faking It Times Higher Education – Leader: Clarity begins at home UKRIO agrees that there should be a more systematic and visible effort to promote integrity in […]

Aug
17
2012

British Medical Journal calls for greater support for UKRIO

In an editorial today, the British Medical Journal calls for UK research funders and others to do more to tackle research misconduct and for UKRIO to receive long-term funding. Fiona Godlee, editor-in-chief of BMJ, said that UK research funders should make provision for independent support, advice and monitoring and that they could do this by ensuring […]

Aug
15
2012

Nature reports on how independent laboratories can verify papers

Nature reports on a reproducibility initiative which aims to speed up clinical research and reduce the chance of other researchers of basing their work on inaccurate results. It describes how publishers of scientific research are supporting this initiative, which will urge authors to get their findings replicated by independent laboratories. Replicated studies will earn benefits […]

Aug
14
2012

Science Nordic reports on threatened legal action by a pharmaceutical against a critical researcher

Science Nordic reports that a German pharmaceutical company is threatening legal action against a Danish scientist who published a study in the New England Journal of Medicine that was critical of one of its products. Science Nordic: Pharma giant threatens Danish scientist

Aug
13
2012

Brian Deer of the Sunday Times discusses research misconduct in the UK

Brian Deer of the Sunday Times discusses whether the UK research community is doing enough to prevent research misconduct from occuring and to address it when it does. Sunday Times – Doctoring the evidence: what the science establishment doesn’t want you to know

Aug
1
2012

Nature reports on how the research community is finally taking research misconduct seriously

Colin Macilwain reports in Nature on how the research community is taking research misconduct seriously after many years of treating it as a lesser issue. Nature: The time is right to confront misconduct

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