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ResourcesResearch IntegrityA retraction gets retracted — but the first author’s contract is still terminated – Retraction Watch (Alison McCook | June 2017

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A retraction gets retracted — but the first author’s contract is still terminated – Retraction Watch (Alison McCook | June 2017

 


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One of the lessons from the unfortunate case? In your research outputs be careful how you describe the ethical clearance status of your work. Another lesson? When it comes to media reports of alleged research misconduct it pays to read between the lines.

After issuing a retraction notice May 30 for a biomedical engineering paper, the journal has since pulled the notice, citing “a potential problem.”
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After doing some digging, we’ve learned more about the “potential problem.”
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Apparently, the retraction was requested by Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. NTU has been investigating the first author for months, after it received an allegation about an unrelated manuscript. As a result, NTU terminated first author Hamidreza Namazi‘s contract as a research fellow earlier this year.

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