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Jan
16
2012

Widespread support for the work of UKRIO at ‘Research misconduct in the UK: time to act’

On 12th January, UKRIO participated in a meeting of leading members of the country’s scientific establishment, organised by the British Medical Journal and the Committee on Publication Ethics. Speakers described how the UK and other countries have approached challenges to research integrity, the issues and problems associated with current systems in the UK and abroad, […]

Jan
16
2012

BMJ Group Blogs discusses approaches to research misconduct and promoting research integrity

Liz Wager of UKRIO and the Committee on Publication Ethics discusses if approaches to addressing research misconduct should be based on major cases or more common ‘questionable research practices’ – behaviours which can be just as harmful as the so-called ‘scandals’, if not more so. She also explores how institutions must promote good research practice […]

Jan
13
2012

Science discusses different national approaches to research integrity

Following the recent BMJ-and COPE-sponsored meeting on research misconduct, Sara Reardon of Science examines the current situation in the UK and other countries, and the various mechanisms adopted to deal with them. Science: UK Looks for Way Through Misconduct Maze We welcome the support shown for the work of UKRIO at the BMJ/COPE meeting and […]

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 […]

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