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Tougher action needed in the fight against scientific fraud – The Conversation (Marilyn McMahon | November 2016)

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Even though this is a familiar point it is well worth being repeated and taken seriously.

What is there to stop someone publishing scientific research that is based on no actual research or uses fake evidence to support their claims?
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If the risk to reputation and all that follows isn’t enough to deter someone from such scientific fraud, then what other steps can science take to maintain the integrity of any published research?
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The criminal prosecution of Dr Caroline Barwood should serve as a warning to researchers who might be tempted to engage in such actions. She was convicted last month of fraudulently applying for research grants.
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