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Fraud study concludes that self regulation has failed

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 08 July 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:71
  1. Annette Tuffs
  1. Heidelberg

    A task force investigating one of Germany's most spectacular cases of scientific fraud has found that the number of forgeries was more than expected and that more scientists may have been involved than previously thought.

    The task force, headed by cell biologist Ulf Rapp of the University of Wörzburg, was looking into the fraud perpetrated by cancer specialists Friedhelm Herrmann of Berlin and Marion Brach of Löbeck. In 1997, they were found …

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