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Research Integrity Blog

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

Jul
26
2012

World Conference on Research Integrity – call for papers

The third World Conference on Research Integrity, to be held in Montreal, Canada on 5th-8th May 2013, is inviting proposals for presentations on empirical research on research integrity and analyses of related topics. The first two World Conferences, held in Lisbon and Singapore respectively, made invaluable contributions to the promotion of research integrity and brought […]

Jul
26
2012

BBC News discusses high-profile plagiarism allegations

Professor Debora Weber-Wulff of the University of Applied Sciences, Berlin, discusses recent high profile allegations of plagiarism across Europe in an opinion piece for BBC News. BBC News – Viewpoint: The spectre of plagiarism haunting Europe

Jul
12
2012

Coverage of the launch of the Concordat to Support Research Integrity

Nature and Times Higher Education report on yesterday’s launch of the Concordat to Support Research Integrity. Nature:  UK funders seek integrity upgrade Times Higher Education: Concordat to keep research on the straight and narrow On her blog on the BMJ website, Liz Wager gives her thoughts on the Concordat. Liz is the past Chair of […]

Jul
10
2012

Spotlight: QAA UK Quality Code for Higher Education

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education’s Quality Code sets out the Expectations that all providers of UK higher education are required to meet. Recently published, ‘Chapter 11: Research degrees’ of the Code sets out the expectation that a research environment should provide secure academic standards for learning about research approaches, methods, procedures and protocols. […]

Jul
9
2012

The Scientist reports on fabricated data in 172 papers

The Scientist reports that an investigating committee has concluded a researcher in Japan faked patient data on nearly 200 studies over the past 2 decades. The Scientist: Anesthesiologist Fabricates 172 Papers

Jul
6
2012

Retraction Watch reports on papers being retracted for citation manipulation

The excellent Retraction Watch blog reports on an interesting development: perhaps the first retraction of journal articles for deliberately adding references to manipulate the citation record. The report also contains links to the publisher’s statement on the matter and to articles on the phenomena of self-citation and so-called ‘citation cartels’ by Ben Goldacre of Bad […]

Jun
27
2012

New York Times discusses alleged research fraud in an arthritis drug

The New York Times discusses new allegations about the integrity of research into the arthritis drug Celebrex. New York Times: In Documents on Pain Drug, Signs of Doubt and Deception

Jun
22
2012

Cell explores different countries’ approaches to research integrity

Colin Macilwain of Cell looks at changing attitudes to research misconduct and the challenges facing different countries as they try to address questionable practices. Cell: Scientific misconduct: more cops, more robbers? (paywall)

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