News Articles on Scientific Practice and Scientific Dysfunction (2017)

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News Articles 2017:

February:

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


March:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


April:

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

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

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

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

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


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