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Hall Probe Continues; No 'Willful' Fraud

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Science  26 Apr 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5568, pp. 641
DOI: 10.1126/science.296.5568.641b

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA-- A preliminary investigation has cleared a prominent medical researcher and clinician at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) of "willfully" perpetrating scientific fraud and mismanaging government funds. UNSW vice chancellor John Niland also announced an independent inquiry to "address any issues of scientific misconduct and scientific fraud it considers unresolved" by the first investigation.