Promoting integrity in science research

Ireland“Ireland needs more uniform guidelines and education to help prevent scientific misconduct. In Norway, Jon Sudbø made up patient data relating to cancer. In South Korea, Woo-Suk Hwang’s lab faked a breakthrough in therapeutic cloning. At Bell Labs, German physicist Jan Hendrik Schön duplicated results to boost his publication rate, but could not provide the original data when investigators came looking. Their names will go down in the history of science for all the wrong reasons – disgraced because of misconduct …” (more)

[Claire O’Connell, Irish Times, 18 September]

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