Scientific integrity experts have welcomed a landmark decision by a Dutch university to reprimand a researcher found guilty of “p-hacking”.
This move in the Netherlands expands the types of research misconduct that are considered ‘actionable’ and is a great step to safeguard the integrity of the country’s research. It is a move that should be considered globally. We have included links to 7 related items.
The researcher had also acted improperly by “supplementing the research population with the aim of improving the chances of obtaining a statistically significant result,” according to a report by the Netherlands Board on Research Integrity, which agreed with Leiden that the researcher had “violated standards of academic integrity”.