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Developing countries unprepared for research misconduct

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Research into the extent of scientific misconduct in developing countries highlights the need to combat it, say researchers.

In a first attempt to evaluate the extent of dishonest behavior in biomedicine in low- and middle-income countries, researchers analysed the scientific literature for reports of fabrication of results, falsification of experiments and conclusions, and plagiarism.(...) - SciDev.Net, by Eva Aguilar,  11 avril 2013

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Shaking Up Science

Ferric Fang and Arturo Casadevall are an unlikely duo that disenchantment brought together. The two had nagging worries about an unwelcome transformation in academic science: Discovery for its own sake was being sidelined by a push to publish in high-impact journals and funding was scarcer than ever. The two quickly began publishing editorials together, exploring scientists' dependence on grants to pay their salaries and questioning proposed changes to peer review. They hope to fill the void of information, asking if prizes are helpful or harmful to science, what's the optimal size of a lab, and how common is research misconduct? (...) - by Jennifer Couzin-Frankel, Science, 25 January 2013

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