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Haematologist may face disciplinary action for research fraud

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7288.694/c (Published 24 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:694
  1. Annette Tuffs
  1. Heidelberg

    Roland Mertelsmann, the Freiburg haematologist implicated in one of Germany's most serious cases of forged research, cannot be proved to have had deliberate involvement in fraud, a new report states.

    However, Wolfgang Jaeger, the president of Freiburg University, has announced that disciplinary action might still be taken against Professor Mertelsmann after a university committee found serious irregularities in several of his papers.

    In 1997 Professor Mertelsmann's former coworkers Friedhelm Hermann and Marion Brach, then professors at Ulm and Lübeck universities, were discovered to have committed a series of forgeries, mainly in papers on leukaemia and …

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