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Falsifying data is main problem in US research fraud review

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 01 May 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1164
  1. Mark Pownall
  1. London

    Half of the US biomedical researchers accused of scientific fraud and subjected to formal investigations in recent years have been found guilty of misconduct, a new review has found.

    In the biggest review of scientific fraud ever published, the US Office of Research Integrity, has released data on nearly a thousand allegations investigated over the five years from 1993 to 1997. The review covered inquiries into allegations of misconduct …

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