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Archives January 2013

Jan
31
2013

Spotlight: US National Institutes of Health policies and procedures for promoting scientific integrity

In November 2012, the USA’s medical research agency, National Institutes of Health (NIH) published NIH Policies and Procedures for Promoting Scientific Integrity. The centralised document consolidates the NIH’s policies and procedures for ensuring the highest degree of scientific integrity. Its publication fulfills the memorandum issued by President Obama in March 2009, instructing the Director of […]

Jan
23
2013

‘Scientific Misconduct and the Myth of Self- Correction in Science’

In November 2012 Perspectives on Psychological Science published a fascinating article, ‘Scientific Misconduct and the Myth of Self-Correction in Science.’ Authored by Wolfgang Stroebe, Tom Postmes and Russell Spears, the piece examines whether psychology is more vulnerable to research fraud than the biomedical sciences and explore the effectiveness of self-correcting mechanisms in research. It studies a […]

Jan
15
2013

Inaugural annual conference for UKRIO subscribers

UKRIO will hold the first Annual Conference for its subscribers on Wednesday 6 March 2013, at the offices of CMS Cameron McKenna in the City of London. Speakers from UKRIO and other experts in research integrity will discuss how to promote and sustain good research practice and how to avoid common issues and pitfalls. The […]

Jan
15
2013

Spotlight: research on misconduct policies in high-impact biomedical journals

In December 2012, PLoS ONE published research into the prevalence and content policies of the most influential biomedical journals on research misconduct and their procedures for addressing allegations of misconduct. The authors conducted a cross-sectional study of the misconduct policies of 399 high-impact biomedical journals in the United States. The study defined research misconduct as […]

Jan
9
2013

Rehabilitation programmes for scientists involved in research misconduct

Saint Louis University in the United States has created a course to help rehabilitate researchers who have committed research misconduct. Nature reports how the university has launched its ‘RePAIR’ programme – ‘Restoring Professionalism and Integrity in Research’ – in response to the rapid growth of misconduct cases. The US Office of Research Integrity (ORI) reported that […]

Jan
3
2013

Spotlight: ORI Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research

In 2007, the United States Office for Research Integrity (ORI) published its Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research by Professor Nicholas Steneck, a comprehensive and informative overview of research integrity issues. Focused on research integrity in the USA, the book provides an excellent discussion of the varied rules and regulations that aim to promote […]

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