Sunday, July 9, 2006

Faked research Results on the Rise?

Wired News: Faked Research Results on Rise?

Chris Pascal, director of the federal Office of Research Integrity, said its 28 staffers and $7 million annual budget haven't kept pace with the allegations. The result: Only 23 cases were closed last year. Of those, eight individuals were found guilty of research misconduct. In the past 15 years, the office has confirmed about 185 cases of scientific misconduct.

A great recommended read is False Prophets: Fraud and Error in Science and Medicine which reviews several recorded cases of research fraud.

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