Study: Fraud growing in scientific research papers

WASHINGTON — Fraud in scientific research, while still rare, is growing at a troubling pace, a new study finds. A review of retractions in medical and biological peer-reviewed journals finds the percentage of studies withdrawn because of fraud or suspected fraud has jumped substantially since the mid-1970s. In 1976, there were fewer than 10 fraud retractions for every 1 million studies published, compared with 96 retractions per million in 2007.

2 Responses to Study: Fraud growing in scientific research papers

  1. philips66 says:

    Fraud in scientific research isn't rare.

    It's only rare when they get caught, because the bureaucracy is taught to ignore fraud, and there is a serious lack of ethics and oversight. Rotten to the core.

    Keep shouting loud to keep the taxpayer funding flowing in, this is who they are.

  2. borehead says:

    Speaking of fraud, I wrote this for the Free Press on newsvine. There are some comments.
    On fisherynation this past week are examples of the fraud network, continuing un abated when talking about fish.

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