You won’t hear us often say that a legalistic approach needs to be taken to be the institutional approach to the investigation of research misconduct or the response to findings of misconduct. But this open access paper from the Netherlands, published in January 2023, makes a cogent argument for a jurisprudence approach to research misconduct investigations and outcomes. If nothing else, it would make the steps and actions more predictable.
Siegerink, B., Pet, LA., Rosendaal, FR. & Erkens MYHG (2023) The argument for adopting a jurisprudence platform for scientific misconduct, Accountability in Research, DOI: 10.1080/08989621.2023.2172678
Publisher (Open Access): https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.10…