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U.S. panel sounds alarm on “detrimental” research practices, calls for new body to help tackle misconduct – Retraction Watch (Alison McCook | April 2017))

Published/Released on April 11, 2017 | Posted by Admin on May 5, 2017 / , , , , , , , , ,
 


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The AHRECS team believes this is an essential read for practitioners involved in the establishment of new research integrity arrangements for a jurisdiction and for us all when commenting on reviews of arrangements (such as the review currently underway in Australia).

A new report from the U.S. National Academy of Sciences panel urges the creation of a new, independent group to help tackle research misconduct and other practices that hurt the enterprise.
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The report also renames those problematic practices — such as “misleading statistical analysis that falls short of falsification,” awarding authorship to researchers who don’t deserve it (and vice versa), not sharing data, and poorly supervising research — as “detrimental” research practices. In the past, many have dubbed those behaviors as “questionable.”
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The reason for the nomenclature change, according to a member of the Committee on Responsible Science (which wrote the report) CK Gunsalus, is to help the community understand that these aren’t just behaviors they should question — they can cause harm. Gunsalus, Director of the National Center for Professional and Research Ethics, told Retraction Watch:
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