Research ethics

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Southern Illinois University under investigation for medical school researcher’s involvement with controversial herpes vaccine trial

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Two-thirds of researchers have been slighted by seniors on authorship issues, THE poll reveals

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Six out of 10 among 278 anonymous respondents admit to at least one incident of misconduct

Advancing capabilities of stem cells could mean researchers run into legal difficulties once more, European academies warn

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Why do smart scholars fall for dodgy conferences, asks Jack Grove

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UK researcher who travelled to predatory conference in Denmark calls for greater awareness of problem

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

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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

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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’

Researchers

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’