Letters Should research fraud be a crime?

Research fraud: how to do it and how to stop it

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g5221 (Published 21 August 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5221
  1. Luca Turin, research scientist1
  1. 1Theoretical Physics, Ulm University, 89069 Ulm, Germany
  1. lucaturin{at}me.com

The cliché states that extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof. A less well known corollary is that ordinary claims often require little or no proof at all.1 It is possible to produce substantial amounts of research that is entirely made up provided that one keeps it …

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