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The Research Integrity Police Are Coming To the Journal Near You

[From the article “To catch misconduct, journals are hiring research integrity czars” by Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus, published at STAT] “Christopher, an editorial assistant at FEBS — for Federation of European Biochemical Societies — Letters in Heidelberg, Germany, is…

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The Best Offense for Determining Research Reliability is a Good (Dept. of) Defense?

[From the article “Q&A Adam Russell: Can automated tools reliably rate research reproducibility?” by Dalmeet Singh Chawla, published at natureindex.com] “Recently the United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) solicited research proposals on developing automated tools that assign confidence…

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RCTs To Fix Science?

[From a letter published in the September 22 issue of Science entitled “Addressing scientific integrity scientifically”] “To introduce greater rigor into the study of research integrity and the factors that foster or discourage responsible behavior, the participants at the Fifth…

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Can You Teach Research Integrity? Sure, But That Doesn’t Mean They’ll Learn

[From the article in Retraction Watch] “Can we teach good behavior in the lab? That’s the premise behind a number of interventions aimed at improving research integrity, invested in by universities across the world and even private companies. Trouble is, a new…

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