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Panel Proposes Ways to Combat Fraud

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Science  19 Dec 1997:
Vol. 278, Issue 5346, pp. 2049
DOI: 10.1126/science.278.5346.2049b

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MUNICH-- Germany's main granting agency has taken a tentative step toward a more systemic approach to the problem of scientific fraud by floating a set of proposals developed by an international panel. The proposals, released this week, recommend ways for universities and research institutions to investigate alleged misconduct and foster ethical conduct, as well as to suggest that grants be denied to organizations that do not adopt effective procedures.