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Research Integrity and Peer Review will look at every stage of the scientific process, and could even change its own review system depending on what it finds
Scientific misconduct increasingly studied as example of ‘occupational crime’, researcher says
Interviewees on dating app who wanted to be ‘used for academic purposes’ highlight the difficulties of using new technology for research
Tim Birkhead warns of the ‘end of science’ unless academics push back against threats to creativity and integrity
Scholars in the UK and Australia contemptuous of impact statements and often exaggerate them, study suggests
Jisc Digifest hears openness could bring benefits, but some cite plagiarism risks
Reflecting on the plight of the early career scholar prompts Xenia Schmalz to draw up a research manifesto
BMJ editor in chief raises alarm over drug trial research funded and often controlled by manufacturers themselves
Drug company hopes to provide a new home for studies that try to replicate previous experimental results
Two famous experiments have reached the silver screen. Antonio Melechi on the relationship between the academic discipline and Hollywood
Center for Open Science hopes initiative will make results more reproducible
Warning comes after stories about Coca-Cola’s spending on science hit the headlines last year
Peer Reviewers’ Openness Initiative billed as a ‘grassroots’ response to concerns over reproducibility
Analysis of seven prominent medical journals finds randomised controlled trials are far less likely to receive a press release than weaker observational studies
Plos Biology launches new section looking at how experiments are run and incentive systems for scientists
Baron Stern of Brentford has previously raised concerns that the research excellence framework forces academics to focus too much on publishing articles
Prosecutors accuse academics of colluding with publishers to boost their standing and sell more books
Too many senior scholars abuse their power when it comes to assigning credit, argues Bruce Macfarlane
Senior figures in UK science fear that culture leading to research misconduct has not been changed
Author of new book The Cunning of Uncertainty fears pressure for scientific certainty is leading researchers to make promises they cannot deliver