Archive for fraud

Fraud investigation rocks Danish university

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 7 January 2011 by Steve

“A high-profile neuroscientist in Denmark has resigned after facing allegations that she committed research misconduct and misspent grant money …” (more)

[Ewen Callaway, Nature, 7 January]

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Retracted autism study an ‘elaborate fraud,’ British journal finds

Posted in Legal issues with tags on 6 January 2011 by Steve

“A now-retracted British study that linked autism to childhood vaccines was an ‘elaborate fraud’ that has done long-lasting damage to public health, a leading medical publication reported Wednesday …” (more)

[CNN, 6 January]

A Merry Christmas to all Bankers

Posted in Legal issues with tags on 25 December 2010 by Steve

“The bankers’ trade association has written to Cambridge University asking for the MPhil thesis of one of our research students, Omar Choudary, to be taken offline. They complain it contains too much detail of our No-PIN attack on Chip-and-PIN and thus ‘breaches the boundary of responsible disclosure’ …” (more)

[Ross Anderson, Light Blue Touchpaper, 25 December]

Should Scientific Misconduct be Criminalized?

Posted in Legal issues, research with tags on 15 November 2010 by Steve

“… 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]

Protection against research fraud urged by academy

Posted in research with tags , , on 3 September 2010 by Steve

“Ireland must introduce procedures to protect against falsification and plagiarism of research findings, according to a discussion document produced by the Royal Irish Academy. Introducing such safeguards would protect Ireland’s international reputation as a source of quality research, the academy says …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, 3 September]

Cancer trials put on hold after researcher caught padding resume

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 22 July 2010 by Steve

“Three clinical trials have been placed on hold after news broke that a researcher involved with the studies may have lied on his resume. Cancer researcher Anil Potti of the Duke University School of Medicine has been placed on ‘administrative leave’ pending an investigation into false claims, listed on applications for research funds, that he was a Rhodes Scholar …” (more)

[The Great Beyond, 21 July]

‘Elites’ accused of fabricating college degrees

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 18 July 2010 by Steve

“The resumes of about 100 Chinese ‘elites’ have been revised on Hudong Wiki, a pilot Chinese-language encyclopedia website, after the former president of Microsoft China, Tang Jun, was accused of fabricating his academic credentials …” (more)

[Xinhuanet, 12 July]