Minister Kim Carr confronts dodgy science

Australia“The Rudd government is considering a specialist independent body to deal with the hardest cases of scientific fraud, according to Innovation, Industry, Science and Research Minister Kim Carr. ‘We are considering a research integrity advisory board,’ said Senator Carr, who said he hoped the details could be settled before the next academic year. ‘We need to establish the legal framework … and the appropriate legal indemnity for the chair and panel members … and the specific revisions to the (Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research) to take into account any new review mechanism …’” (more)

[Bernard Lane, Australian Higher Education, 1 July]

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