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Misconduct Pervades UK Research - BMJ

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Mark, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. Mark

    Mark Former CEO

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    "UK research is plagued with misconduct, according to a survey of 2,700 scientists by the British Medical Journal. It found that 13 per cent had first-hand knowledge of UK-based researchers deliberately altering or fabricating data, while 6 per cent were aware of misconduct that had not been properly investigated."

    http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/bc6f7204-3d1f-11e1-8129-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1jHGk2XOJ

    The British public do not know what is going on, said Fiona Godlee, BMJ editor. People need to realise that misconduct is affecting patients every day and it is a misappropriation of public funds.

    Oh, the irony! :rolleyes:

    British taxpayers interested in reading this report must join GlaxoSmithKline and Merck in making a contribution to the BMJ in order to gain access - not having done so myself, I'm just making a wild guess that it doesn't even mention the PACE trial...

    Research misconduct is widespread and harms patients
    http://www.bmj.com/content/344/bmj.e14
     
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  2. Enid

    Enid Senior Member

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    Can't view either Mark but can only add "oh the irony" too.
     
  3. Esther12

    Esther12 Senior Member

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    Thank god we have Fiona Godlee there to tell us what is going on. I am so shocked.
     
  4. sianrecovery

    sianrecovery Senior Member

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    snorts with laughter - thanks for giving a giggle before bed
     

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