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Diabetologist and former journal editor faces charges of data fabrication

BMJ 2017; 356 doi: (Published 16 March 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j1348
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A consultant diabetologist who edited the British Journal of Diabetes from 2014 to 2016 is facing allegations by the General Medical Council that he fabricated research data.

Paul Grant was also appointed editor in chief of Clinical Medicine, the journal of the Royal College of Physicians, before the allegations emerged but never took up the post.

At a four week hearing of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service that opened on 13 March, the GMC accuses Grant of a catalogue of research misconduct, including forging the signatures of coauthors, listing doctors who had not significantly contributed to papers as coauthors, and fabricating data.

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