Research ethics

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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

Interviewing a Mafia researcher made John Elmes consider how scholars should study volatile groups

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New document sets 'benchmark' for others to follow, according to research policy expert

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Author of new research says journals are ‘not doing’ enough to combat the phenomenon

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Jeffrey Beall’s blacklist of predatory publishers has disappeared, and so too should ideas about ‘good’ and ‘bad’ journals, argues Martin Parker

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Holly Else explores the emotional, reputational and practical barriers to correcting mistakes

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James McCrostie was shocked to discover the extent of ‘predatory conferences’, but even more shocked by those abetting them

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New analysis reveals importance of old university networks for advancement

David Latchman’s work to be subject of new inquiry after he was cleared in 2015