Inquiry into doping case by Freiburg sports medicine institute reveals possible plagiarism

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 16 March 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d1650
  1. Annette Tuffs

    An independent committee looking into the alleged involvement of Freiburg University Sports Medicine Institute in doping professional cyclists has discovered a potential case of plagiarism.

    The institute’s director, Hans-Hermann Dickhuth, is accused of copying from two medical theses in a postdoctoral thesis of his own needed for obtaining a professorship at German universities. Professor Dickhuth has taken voluntary leave, but his lawyer says that he is not guilty of plagiarism.

    The matter was referred to the media …

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