Research ethics

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New metric measures how reliable scientific claims turn out to be – but calculating it could be an enormous task


Omissions make it harder to find data, report says

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Investigative journalist Emilia Sercan defied threats to uncover high-level ring of fraudulent PhDs


Scholar returning to homeland from US to lead university speaks of his concerns

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Analysis reveals extent of reward system for international publications, which could be distorting scientific incentives

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Top academic claims universities have created 'factories' for junk science papers because of misguided funding system

Trust exercise

Task force established by government to explore UK open-data landscape calls for greater efforts to ensure data quality 

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Academics investigating militarism and war must explore their own assumptions as well as those of their societies, event hears

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Academics and journal editors call for creation of national registries of research integrity officers

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Government taking reports ‘extremely seriously’ and seeking ‘additional briefing’


Changing academic environment prompts rethink of globally influential employment support guidelines 

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Conference hears conflicting views on how to stamp out fraud in research

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Stephan Lewandowsky warns that academics can ‘lose control’ of their data and see it used as ‘political propaganda’

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South African minister says many collaborations amount to little more than ‘visits’

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Despite all that’s been done to improve doctoral study, horror stories keep coming. Here three students relate PhD nightmares while two academics advise on how to ensure a successful supervision

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Study outlines how publishers’ guidelines led to adoption of positive research practices

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Objections to co-authorship with juniors display a misguided sense of ethics, say Mark Hayter and Roger Watson

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Taylor and Francis move to replace editor and withdraw his paper threatens ‘scientific integrity’, critics claim

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Government announces new centre in the wake of scandal at National Taiwan University

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Code of conduct frames non-publication of unexpected results as an issue of research integrity