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Medicine attracts most allegations of scientific dishonesty in Denmark

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 19 January 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:132
  1. Caroline White
  1. London

    Health science continues to be the area attracting the most complaints to the Danish Committees on Scientific Dishonesty, the committees' latest annual report stated.

    In 2000, 16 cases of alleged misconduct were submitted to the three subcommittees (representing health and medicine; social sciences and humanities; and natural, agricultural, veterinary, and technical science). Nine of the 16 cases were submitted to the committee for health and medical science.

    The organisation is a statutory body, presided over by a high court judge, currently Hans Henrik Brydensholt.

    Among the 16 cases, scientific dishonesty was not found in any of the three completed complaints, two of which involved health and medical science. Five complaints were dismissed, and …

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