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Institutions must also be accountable for research integrity

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f5477 (Published 10 September 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5477
  1. Marco Cosentino, professor of medical pharmacology1,
  2. Mario Picozzi, professor of clinical ethics2
  1. 1Centre for Research in Medical Pharmacology, University of Insubria, 21100 Varese VA, Italy
  2. 2Dipartimento di Biotecnologie e Scienze della Vita (DBSV), University of Insubria, Varese
  1. marco.cosentino{at}uninsubria.it

Scientific misconduct includes serious breaches of integrity (fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism) and questionable research practices (failure to keep records, mismanagement of data, incomplete acknowledgment, and ghost/guest authorship). The need to ensure that the scientific community and the public have an accurate and complete record of research is increasing.1

The Singapore statement on research integrity, the first international guideline on …

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