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Jan
13
2012

Nature reports on BMJ/COPE research misconduct conference and its strong support for UKRIO

Nature discusses the issues raised at the recent high-level meeting on research misconduct organised by the British Medical Journal and the Committee on Publication Ethics. The article highlights the problems discussed by delegates and the consensus that the work of UKRIO must be supported. Nature: British science needs ‘integrity overhaul’

Jan
13
2012

British Medical Journal survey on scientific misconduct

The British Medical Journal reports on its recent survey of more than 2,700 researchers. The survey results show a worryingly high level of alleged research fraud. British Medical Journal: Scientific misconduct is worryingly prevalent in the UK, shows BMJ survey The survey data was disclosed at a meeting organised by BMJ and the Committee on Publication […]

Jan
11
2012

Associated Press reports on allegedly fraudulent red wine research

The Associated Press reports that a researcher who has published work on the benefits of red wine to cardiovascular health has been accused of including falsified data in many papers. Associated Press: Red wine researcher accused of falsifying data

Jan
11
2012

Nature discusses a Chinese university’s approach to research misconduct

Nature News discusses a Chinese university’s approach to research misconduct: Nature: Research ethics – Zero tolerance

Jan
11
2012

Nature: US authorities take action against both researcher and supervisor over plagiarism

Nature News describes how authorities in the US have not only taken action against a person who has committed research misconduct but also against their supervisor, who had failed to address the problem. Nature: US authorities crack down on plagiarism

Jan
10
2012

Oncology Times reports on research misconduct in the United States and a particular case at Duke University

Oncology Times discusses the investigation of research misconduct in the United States and whether a case at Duke University, North Carolina has wider implications. Oncology Times: Duke Scandal Highlights Systemic Problems, but Key Issues Receive Insufficient Attention Further information on the case can be found in this article by The Economist from September 2011: The […]

Jan
5
2012

British Medical Journal: Research misconduct and unreported clinical trial data

Fiona Godlee discusses research misconduct and notes, as UKRIO has stated for some time, that defining research misconduct as fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism is insufficient, as it does not cover the broad spectrum of practices which can harm the quality and integrity of research. The editorial is free to access. Other material in BMJ explores […]

Jan
4
2012

Nature discusses how to stop plagiarism in scientific publishing

Nature reports how plagiarism can be easily detected by suitable software but is still a problem. Ten experts discuss how to prevent plagiarism. Nature: Science publishing – How to stop plagiarism (subscription required)

Jan
4
2012

BBC Radio 4 Today discusses whether all medical research should be published

Further to the British Medical Journal’s discussions on how the biomedical research community selectively publishes clinical trials results, BMJ editor-in-chief Fiona Godlee and neuroscientist Professor Colin Blakemore explore whether all medical research should be published to avoid giving an inaccurate picture. A podcast of the discussion can be downloaded from the BBC website: BBC Radio 4 […]

Jan
3
2012

UKRIO responds to British Medical Journal feature on research misconduct

We welcome BMJ’s continuing focus on research misconduct but a recent feature contains serious errors concerning UKRIO. Our response can be found here and we are grateful to BMJ for allowing us to set the record straight. British Medical Journal: Reported inaccuracies about the UK Research Integrity Office

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