Why research fraud really does matter

Some basic definitions According to the US National Science Foundation (NSF): Research misconduct is defined as fabrication, falsification or plagiarism in proposing, performing, or reviewing research or in reporting research results. This must be done intentionally or in reckless disregard of accepted practices. They go on to define fabrication as being something that involves total…

Brief summaries of other cases of research misconduct

This section contains brief summaries of 13 further research misconduct cases in addition to the 20 full case-studies already posted. Each of these cases has at least one interesting feature that I considered made it worthy of inclusion such as: an unusual modus operandi; a country’s first criminal prosecution or custodial sentence for research fraud;…