News of the WeekScientific Misconduct

How Prevalent Is Fraud? That's a Million-Dollar Question

Science  01 Dec 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5497, pp. 1662-1663
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5497.1662

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How often does scientific misconduct occur? There seems to be no consensus on the answer, although a range of estimates were presented at a conference called last month by a key federal watchdog agency to announce a $1 million grants program to investigate the prevalence of fraud, data fabrication, plagiarism, and other questionable practices in science. The 8-year-old Office of Research Integrity hopes to support studies gauging the frequency of misconduct and assessing efforts to raise ethical standards.

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