Academics draft protocol for handling research misconduct

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 11 September 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1612
  1. Caroline White
  1. 1London

    The UK body responsible for advising academic institutions and NHS trusts on how to deal with research misconduct has launched a protocol to try to standardise the procedure for investigating allegations and ensure that cases are handled fairly.

    The protocol is a step by step guide to investigating and acting on allegations of research misconduct brought by other colleagues or external bodies, from the types of documentary evidence required, to who should be involved and over what time frame.

    It is targeted at all employers of people engaged in research who rely on funds from government …

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