UK must learn from US's mistakes in tackling research misconduct

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 17 May 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1027
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    The United Kingdom should learn from mistakes made by the United States in setting up mechanisms to tackle research malpractice, a leading US expert told delegates at the UK's first multidisciplinary conference on research fraud last week.

    Nicholas Stenek, a consultant to the US Office of Research Integrity (ORI) and professor emeritus of the University of Michigan, said that the key policy question was to determine what needs to be done to ensure that improper practices don't compromise the public's investment in research.

    Stressing that his comments were his own views and not those of the ORI, he said that the US systems …

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