Planned Misconduct Surveys Meet Stiff Resistance

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Science  22 Nov 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5598, pp. 1549
DOI: 10.1126/science.298.5598.1549

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The government's Office of Research Integrity (ORI) has built its reputation on high-profile investigations into alleged fraud, attracting both praise and ridicule. Now ORI is trying to blaze a trail in understanding, and then preventing, scientific misconduct. But its new direction seems equally controversial: One proposed survey has already been shot down by the White House, and another is under fire from two prominent biomedical research groups.

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