News Articles on Scientific Practice and Scientific Dysfunction (2017)

News Articles 2017:


A manifesto for reproducible science (Nature, January 10, 2017)

Reproducibility in Cancer Biology: Making Sense of Replications (Center for Open Science, January 19, 2017)


Does Labeling Bad Behavior “Scientific Misconduct” Help or Heart Research Integrity? (Retraction Watch, February 23, 2017)

The hi-tech war on science fraud (The Guardian, February 1, 2017)

Science, Lies and Video Taped Experiments (Nature, February 7, 2017)

Most Scientists ‘Can’t Replicate Studies by their Peers’ (BBC, February 22, 2017)


Observe, hypothesize, test, repeat: Luttrell, Petty and Xu (2017) demonstrate good science (Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, March 2017)

The Past and Present of Research Integrity in China (The Scientist, March 1, 2017)

House Democrats Introduce “Scientific Integrity Act” (The Scientist, March 3, 2017)

For Problematic Papers, Don’t Retract or Correct, Amend (Retraction Watch, March 4, 2017)

Mark Sainsbury: Anti-vaccination documentary Vaxxed should be allowed to screen in peace (Newshub, March 4, 2017)

Center for Open Science: Strategic Plan (Center for Open Science, March 6, 2017)

Years of Ethics Charges, but Star Cancer Researcher Gets a Pass (The New York Times, March 8, 2017)

Ohio State Investigating Possible Misconduct by Prolific Professor (The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 8, 2017)

Amid Ethics Concerns, Ohio State Stands Behind Researcher Carlo Croce (WOSU, March 9, 2017)

Ohio State Responds to Croce Accusations (The New York Times, March 9, 2017)

National Science Foundation climate research vulnerable to cuts (E&E News, March 10, 2017)

How can we tackle the thorny problem of fraudulent research? (The Guardian, March 13, 2017)

The sequel: Influential House member plans to rekindle debate over NSF policies (Science Magazine, March 14, 2017)

Feds say they’re still probing research fraud allegations at Duke (The Herald Sun, March 15, 2017)

Ministry sets up integrity office to collect big data (The Taipei Times, March 16, 2017)

Spoiled Science: Cornell’s Food Lab (The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 17, 2017)

Bad Incentives Push Universities to Protect Rogue Scientists (Slate, March 18, 2017)

Scientist Who Sued University Earns Two More Retractions (Retraction Watch, March 20, 2017)

Macchiarini blames KI for losing data as he retracts 2014 paper (Retraction Watch, March 21, 2017)

Accusations of research fraud roil a tight-knit community of ecologists (Science Magazine, March 21, 2017)

A groundbreaking study on the dangers of ‘microplastics’ may be unraveling (Science, March 21, 2017)


Predatory journals recruit fake editor (Nature, March 22, 2017)

Purdue Biologist Calls Out Cases of Scientific Misconduct (JColine, March 22, 2017)

Watch out for small studies, they could be more biased (ZME Science, March 23, 2017)

Updated AGU Ethics Policy Available for Member Comment (Eos, March 24, 2017)

Macchiarini Whistleblower Cleared of Charges (Retraction Watch, March 24, 2017)

Fake research’ comes under scrutiny (BBC, March 27, 2017)

The age where people are sold utter nonsense as science (The Economic Times, March 27, 2017)

“A Course in Deception:” Scientist’s Novel Takes on Research Misconduct (Retraction Watch, March 29, 2017)

Cancer Researcher, Under ‘Review’ in Ohio, Wins AACR Award (Medscape, March 29, 2017)

Two Researchers Guitly of Misconduct, Says University Investigation (Retraction Watch, March 31, 2017)

Do Millennials Want Stay-at-Home Wives? (The New York Times, March 31, 2017)


How Trump Can Depoliticize Federally Funded Science (The Daily Caller, April 3, 2017)

Journals Retract Paper and Flag Two Others (Retraction Watch, April 3, 2017)

Public Universities Get an Education in Private Industry (The Atlantic, April 3, 2017)

Cornell U. Finds No Research Misconduct in Controversial Food Scientist’s Work (The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 5, 2017)

Neil Gorsuch Accused of Plagiarism Days Before Confirmation Vote (New York Magazine, April 5, 2017)

Trump’s FDA Pick Vows Scientific Integrity at Hearing (Medscape, April 5, 2017)

EPA Watchdog Could Spark Internal Clash Over Pruitt’s Climate Denial (InsideClimate News, April 6, 2017)

French physicist accused of plagiarism seems set to lose prestigious job (Source, April 6, 2017)

Geophysics society hopes to define sexual harassment as scientific misconduct (Source, April 7, 2017)

New US Report Calls for Scientific Integrity Panel (Source, April 5, 2017)

Top Scientists Revamp Standards To Foster Integrity In Research (NPR, April 11, 2017)

U.S. repot calls for research integrity board (Science, April 11, 2017)

Scientific research enterprise should take action to protect integrity in research (Science Daily, April 12, 2017)

How A Budget Squeeze Can Lead To Sloppy Science And Even Cheating (NPR, April 14, 2017)

Research integrity revisited (Science, April 14, 2017)

Establish a Scientific Integrity Advisory Board, Says New Report (EOS, April 17, 2017)

Deceptive Publishing is the “Fake News” of the Science World (Huffington Post, April 17, 2017)

The March For Science Is A March For Democracy (Huffington Post, April 18, 2017)

USDA Scientific Integrity Policy Sputtering, Survey Shows (YubaNet, April 20, 2017)

Mike Jawson: Is science important? Check your computer (La Crosse Tribune, April 20, 2017)

“Ethical ambiguity:” When scientific misconduct isn’t black and white (Retraction Watch, April 20, 2017)

‘A shining example of scientific integrity’ holds some lessons for all of us (Source, April 21, 2017)

For scientists, marching is just the start (USA Today, April 21, 2017)

How the War on Science Is Really Fought (The Daily Beast, April 21, 2017)

Science rally is political but not partisan (E&E News, April 21, 2017)

On This Day, I Talk About Science (Daily Caller, April 21, 2017)

The threat to science and science integrity (ABC News, April 22, 2017)

Photos: Athens March for Science (Online Athens, April 22, 2017)

‘Science is crucial to the future’ — March for Science draws thousands (PBS, April 22, 2017)

Around the World, Cities Swell With Celebrations for Science (NBC, April 23, 2017)

A Conservative Journalist’s Reflections On The March For Science Protests (Daily Caller, April 24, 2017)

USDA Researchers Claim Scientific Integrity Has Been Tampered With (Organic Authority, April 24, 2017)

Court: UT Austin Can’t Revoke Chemistry Ph.D. (Inside Highered, April 24, 2017)

107 cancer papers retracted due to peer review fraud (ZME Science, April 25, 2017)

Fake science: Taxpayers shell out more than $3 million for unreliable research (The Sydney Morning Herald, April 25, 2017)

Psychology: Science in spite of itself (Nature, April 26, 2017)

Inside Politics: Science, pseudoscience, politics and propaganda (Source, April 27, 2017)

Partners, Brigham and Women’s to pay $10m in research fraud case (Boston Globe, April 27, 2017)

Brigham and Women’s Hospital to Pay $10 Million for Research Fraud Allegations (The Crimson, April 28, 2017)

Harvard-Affiliated Hospital Will Pay $10 Million To Settle Scientific Fraud Dispute (The Daily Caller, April 28, 2017)


Coming to Grips with Coauthor Responsibility (The Scientist, May 1, 2017)

Peer review in 2030: New report hopes it’s faster, more transparent, and more diverse (Retraction Watch, May 2, 2017)

Kids, Scientific Integrity, and What We Can Learn From the Local Science Fair(Union of Concerned Scientists, May 3, 2017)

Attacks on science, EPA are foolhardy, dangerous (Albuquerque, May 3, 2017)

It’s surprisingly easy to game scientific publishing’s most important method (Quartz, May 4, 2017)

How a neuroscientist is using the scientific method to take on a public crisis in critical thinking (University Affairs, May 4, 2017)

Controversial Study on Plastic Microbeads Retracted for Alleged Fraud (Snopes, May 4, 2017)

Ecologist loses appeal for whistleblower protection (Retraction Watch, May 5, 2017)

E.P.A. Dismisses Members of Major Scientific Review Board(The New York Times, May 7, 2017)

EvoKE Project Pushes European Public to “Accept” Evolution (Evolution News, May 8, 2017)

New safety concerns identified for 1 in 3 FDA-approved drugs (Yale News, May 9, 2017)

What Does Scott Gottlieb’s Leadership Mean for Scientific Integrity at the FDA? (Union of Concerned Scientists, May 9, 2017)

Integrity in Science — A Facebook Dialogue (Evolution News, May 11, 2017)

Interior Nominee Tied to Arctic Refuge Scientific Fraud (YubaNet, May 11, 2017)

The Tangled Story Behind Trump’s False Claims Of Voter Fraud (FiveThirtyEight, May 11, 2017)

Science Group Believes USDA’s Lead Scientist Should be…a Scientist (Union of Concerned Scientists, May 13, 2017)

Fraud ‘detectives’ probe science research (9News, May 15, 2017)

Under Fire, Climate Scientists Unite With Lawyers to Fight Back (The New York Times, May 15, 2017)

Publisher’s intervention on journal sparks ‘grave concerns’ (Times Higher Education, May 15, 2017)

Could bogus scientific results be considered false advertising? (Retraction Watch, May 17, 2017)

Far-left green groups invited to advise EPA on scientific integrity (The Washington Examiner, May 18, 2017)

After almost seven years, new twists in Wayne State whistleblower case (Michigan Radio, May 19, 2017)

A Writer Reflects on China’s Biggest Academic Scandal (The Epoch Times, May 21, 2017)

Lamar Smith orders Pruitt to open EPA science board to public scrutiny (The Washington Examiner, May 22, 2017)

New Heights In Systemic Corrupt Science: Another Hockey Stick; Would You Fund For Retracting? (Science 2.0, May 22, 2017)

What’s in Trump’s 2018 budget request for science? (Science Magazine, May 23, 2017)

Trump Budget Would Slash Science Programs Across Government (Scientific American, May 23, 2017)

Lamar Smith and Selective Transparency: Why I’ll Be Livetweeting the EPA Scientific Integrity Stakeholder Meeting (Union of Concerned Scientists, May 23, 2017)

The effect of the validity of co-occurrence on automatic and deliberate evaluations (European Journal of Social Psychology, May 25, 2017)

Science Needs a Solution for the Temptation of Positive Results (The New York Times, May 29, 2017)


Is CRA Fraud Undermining Clinical Trial Integrity (ACRP, June 5, 2017)

Dozens of recent clinical trials may contain wrong or falsified data, claims study (The Guardian, June 5, 2017)

Rethinking the dreaded r-word (Science, June 9, 2017)

Preclinical Cancer Studies Not as Reproducible as Thought (The Scientist, June 30, 2017)

An Open, FAIRified Data Commons: Proposal for NIH Data Commons Pilot (Center for Open Science, June 30, 2017)


Spend your money on whatever you want (Slate, July 3, 2017)

Cutting Corners a bigger problem than research fraud (Nature Index, July 5, 2017)

Recent cases spotlight research misconduct in clinical research (Bricker & Eckler Attorneys at Law, July 14, 2017)

Identifying predatory publishers (The Scientist, July 17, 2017)

Studies Retracted After UCLA Investigation (The Scientist, July 21, 2017)

Peer-Review Fraud Scheme Uncovered in China (The Scientist, July 31, 2017)

What a nerdy debate about p-values shows about science – and how to fix it (Vox, July 31, 2017)


University of Tokyo probe says chromosome team doctored images (Science, August 1, 2017)

Will Lowering P-Value Thresholds Help Fix Science? (Slate, August 2, 2017)

China cracks down on fraud (Science, August 4, 2017)

The stem cell skeptic (Science, August 4, 2017)

Step up for quality research (Science, August 11, 2017)

Is Science Broken? (Slate, August 21, 2017)

The Preregistration Revolution (Center for Open Science, August 28, 2017)


Redefine Statistical Significance (Nature, September 1, 2017)

A Cade Study in Big Data and The Replication Crisis (Forbes, September 1, 2017)

Retractions Damage Scientists’ Reputations: Study (The Scientist, September 8, 2017)

Go Forth and Replicate: On Creating Incentives for Repeat Studies (Undark, September 11, 2017)

Parkinson’s Researcher Notches 17 Retracted Papers (The Scientist, September 13, 2017)

Could You Repeat That? (Hopkins Medicine, September, 2017)


A Rise in Retractions Reveals Holes In the Scientific System (WUNC, October 12, 2017)

Cancer drug study data was falsified, says AstraZeneca (The Telegraph, October 14, 2017)

A Statistical Fix For the Replication Crisis in Science (The Conversation, October 18, 2017)

When the revolution came for Amy Cuddy (The New York Times, October 18, 2017)

A statistical fiz for the replication crisis in science (The Conversation, October 18, 2017)

WHO Cherry-Picked Data on Pesticide, Investigation Finds (The Scientist, October 22, 2017)

Criticizing A Scientist’s Work Isn’t Bullying. It’s Science. (Slate, October 24, 2017)

Many academics are eager to publish in worthless journals (The New York Times, October 30, 2017)

Six papers by disgraced surgeon should be retracted, report concludes (Science, October 30, 2017)


Science’s credibility crisis: why it will get worse before it can get better (The Conversation, November 9, 2017)

Director of HHS scientific fraud office is out after stormy 2-year tenure (Science, November 20, 2017)

Rewarding negative results keeps science on track (Nature, November 21, 2017)

One Way to Fix Reproducibility Problems: Train Scientists Better (The Scientist, November 28, 2017)


Automatic error spotter gains in popularity (Science, December 1, 2017)

Evaluating Registered Reports: A Naturalistic Comparative Study of Article Impact (Center for Open Science, December 4, 2017)

The Creators of the Implicit Association Test Should Get Their Story Straight (New York Magazine, December 5, 2017)

Investigation finds Swedish scientists committed scientific misconduct (Nature, December 7, 2017)

Retractions Show Scientist “Blinded” by Belief (Evolution News, December 7, 2017)

Addressing the Research Replication Crisis (AAMC, December 12, 2017)

Top 10 Retractions of 2017 (The Scientist, December 18, 2017)

Lies, Mistakes, & More: These Scientific Papers Got Nixed in 2017 (Live Science, December 27, 2017)

The Replication Crisis in Science (The Wire, December 29, 2017)