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Germany Gets in Step With Scientific Misconduct Rules

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Science  07 Jun 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5574, pp. 1778
DOI: 10.1126/science.296.5574.1778a

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BERLIN-- Five years after a major fraud scandal rocked the scientific establishment, Germany's universities are about to get their first binding standards of ethical research. Universities must implement the new rules by the end of this month or risk being ruled ineligible for grants from the country's main research funding body, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.