Archive for fraud

Students paid for fake results

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 23 March 2011 by Steve

“A scam involving a Perth university employee charging Indian students thousands of dollars for fake English test results stretched across the country, with one student flying from Queensland to obtain dodgy marks …” (more)

[Debbie Guest, The Australian, 24 March]


Former MIT Researcher Convicted of Fraud

Posted in Legal issues, research with tags , on 5 March 2011 by Steve

“The ordeal isn’t over for biologist Luk van Parijs, who was fired by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2005 after admitting to fabricating research data. Yesterday, Van Parijs, 40, pleaded guilty in a U.S. District Court in Boston to one count of making a false statement on a federal grant application …” (more)

[Jocelyn Kaiser, Science Insider, 4 March]

Researcher found guilty of misconduct at UCL had been dismissed from Cambridge for data fabrication

Posted in Legal issues, research with tags , on 8 February 2011 by Steve

“Here at Retraction Watch, we’ve been following the case of Jatinder Ahluwalia with interest. You may recall that an investigation by University College London (UCL) found ‘beyond reasonable doubt’ that Ahluwalia had renumbered files to deceive a co-author …” (more)

[Retraction Watch, 8 February]

New twist in Copenhagen misconduct case

Posted in Legal issues, research with tags , on 4 February 2011 by Steve

“The case of Milena Penkowa, the Danish neuroscientist charged with unauthorized use of funding, took another turn on 3 February …” (more)

[Pia Pedersen, Research Blogs, 4 February]

90 Papers by German Could Be Retracted on Ethics Concerns

Posted in Legal issues, research with tags , on 4 February 2011 by Steve

“An ongoing investigation into the work of a German anaesthesiologist may lead to as many as 90 retractions. Joachim Boldt was fired in November from his job as head of anesthesia at the Klinikum Ludwigshafen after an investigation into a 2009 paper raised suspicions …” (more)

[Gretchen Vogel, Science Insider, 4 February]

Scientific Misconduct in Management Research

Posted in Legal issues with tags on 30 January 2011 by Steve

“Fraudulent behavior in research is the ultimate academic gossip. It is hardly surprising that our post on Thomas Basbøll’s claim that management theory heavy-weight Karl Weick has engaged in plagiarism was one of O&M’s most popular posts in 2010 …” (more)

[Nicolai Foss, Organizations and Markets, 30 January]

Is scientific fraud on the rise?

Posted in Legal issues, research with tags , on 14 January 2011 by Steve

“As readers of this blog have no doubt sensed by now, the number of retractions per year seems to be on the rise. We feel that intuitively as we uncover more and more of them, but there are also data to suggest this is true …” (more)

[Ivan Oransky, Retraction Watch, 13 January]