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Letters Research misconduct

The emperor is marching around buck naked

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 24 January 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e541
  1. John H Noble Jr, emeritus professor1
  1. 1SUNY/Buffalo, 508 Rio Grande Loop, Georgetown, TX, USA
  1. jhnoble{at}

Godlee’s report of widespread research misconduct is disturbing and, I believe, generalises to the US.1 2 It’s not just the fact that it is happening, but that it reflects a culture within which new researchers are socialised. Previous research indicates the motivators for dishonesty include …

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