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Coping with scientific misconduct

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 20 October 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d6586

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Re: Coping with scientific misconduct

Thank you for your comment. I have also heard, anecdotally, of US investigations which were 'extremely thorough' and therefore very costly and have wondered if there wasn't a more cost-effective way of doing it. Especially when researchers are exonerated, the often lengthy process can be gruelling. Maybe this is the inevitable price of a thorough and fair investigation but my gut instinct (no data!) says it's not!

Competing interests: I am the article's author

20 November 2011
Elizabeth Wager
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