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New guidance issued on promoting integrity in scientific research

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 27 July 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:182
  1. Caroline White
  1. London

    Strong institutional leadership, ongoing self assessment, and comprehensive training in ethics are critical to fostering a national climate in which scientific research integrity can flourish, concludes a US report.

    The report, by the Committee on Assessing Integrity in Research Environments, was prompted by the US Office of Research Integrity (ORI), which monitors and regulates research misconduct.

    The annual ORI review for 2001 reported the highest number of misconduct cases since 1977. Among the 78 reporting institutions, 61 opened 72 new cases to look into …

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