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Overall, 67.4% of studies marked "retracted" in the National Center for Biotechnology Information's listing of studies suffer from fake data, plagiarism and other kinds of scientific dishonesty, finds the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Alarmingly, the analysis concludes that retraction due to scientific misconduct has become 10 times more common today than in 1975.
"The rise in the rate of retractions raises concern about the health of the scientific enterprise itself," conclude the study authors, calling for better ethics training of scientists. "Given that most scientific work is publicly funded and that retractions because of misconduct undermine science and its impact on society, the surge of retractions suggests a need to reevaluate the incentives driving this phenomenon."
Originally posted by ImaFungi
reply to post by watchitburn
"This isn't like the guys who said they found neutrinos traveling faster than light. They had legitimately checked everything they could think of, and were really just asking for help. "
nahhh.... i think they just wanted attention...... they should have known better,,,, tested their results hundreds of more times before making the headlines..
Originally posted by watchitburn
reply to post by OccamsRazor04
He wasn't forced to resign. He voluntarily resigned.
This seems to lay out what happened pretty clearly. It looks like it was a very awkward situation all around. Some things were definitely mishandled. But it still looks to me like it was just a screw up, I don't think there was any forgery or misconduct.edit on 2-10-2012 by watchitburn because: (no reason given)