A parliamentary hearing on research misconduct finds little evidence of improvement.
The attempt by universities in the United Kingdom to self-regulate research misconduct is not working, a parliamentary committee has been told.
The code of conduct drawn up by universities to govern research integrity has had little impact, academics told the UK Parliament’s Science and Technology Select Committee at a hearing on 24 October.
The hearing examined the continuing increase in misconduct and mistakes in publishing identified by the UK Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) in a report published in January. POST also identified a “crisis in reproducibility” of research.