Should Scientific Misconduct be Criminalized?

“… When a junior scientist publishes fraudulent results, it takes a while before the results could be verified by other researchers. There is the ‘window of opportunity’ during which the junior scientist moves on to find a cushy job and by the time the fraud is exposed, he or she has obtained job security. The senior scientist, on the other hand, has nothing to lose because he/she can blame the person who has already left the lab. So convenient to everyone …” (more)

[In the name of science…, 14 November]


One Response to “Should Scientific Misconduct be Criminalized?”

  1. in some cases it is – fraud or other damages. esp. in relation to pharmaceutical drugs.

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