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Not all plagiarism requires a retraction

Not all plagiarism requires a retraction | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Papers that plagiarize only text can still contribute to the literature, but any errors or omissions should be prominently corrected, says Praveen Chaddah.

The ease with which large chunks of text can be digitally scanned and compared with what has previously been published has produced a new breed of academic watchdog. Plagiarism-detection software has opened up scrutiny of scientific publications to non-experts and text that has been copied and pasted without proper attribution is now a common reason for papers being retracted. Hobby­ists and political opponents have made a cottage industry out of searching the back catalogues of high-profile individuals for evidence of such misdeeds. (...) - by Praveen Chaddah, Nature, 09 July 2014

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Allemagne : La ministre de l'Education peut perdre son doctorat

Allemagne : La ministre de l'Education peut perdre son doctorat | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
L'Université de Düsseldorf a annoncé mardi qu'elle ouvrait une procédure pouvant aboutir au retrait du titre de «docteur» à la ministre allemande de l'Education, Annette Schavan accusée de plagiat dans sa thèse en 1980. (...) - 20minutes online, 22 janvier 2013

 

 

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[Algérie] Plagiat : le directeur de la Recherche scientifique fait un copier‑coller d’un document du ministère français

On savait que les Algériens s’inspiraient beaucoup – même discrètement – de ce qui se fait ailleurs, notamment en France. Mais le professeur Hafid Aourag, directeur général de la Recherche scientifique et du Développement technologique au ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur, ne s’est pas contenté d’emprunter quelques idées au ministère français de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche. (...) - Tout sur l'Algérie, par Riyad Hamadi, 4/11/2012

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Leaked Plagiarism Report Puts German Science Minister Under Pressure

Leaked Plagiarism Report Puts German Science Minister Under Pressure | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Germany's Minister for Education and Research Annette Schavan is facing serious accusations of plagiarism from the University of Düsseldorf, which granted her Ph.D. in 1980. In a report leaked to two prominent German media outlets over the weekend, a university reviewer concludes that Schavan's dissertation includes many passages that display "the characteristics of a plagiaristic approach."- by Gretchen Vogel, ScienceInsider,15 October 2012

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Germany: Academics support plagiarism whistleblower petition

More than 600 academics in Germany have signed a petition demanding that cases of plagiarism and data manipulation be settled in discourses at subject level. The campaign is critical of a move by the German Rectors’ Conference to have such issues treated confidentially in university committees.

Germany’s higher education system has been rocked by a wave of plagiarism scandals involving top politicians, which culminated earlier this year in the resignation of education minister Annette Schavan, following allegations of plagiarism.(...) - University World News, by Michael Gardner, 11 July 2013 Issue No:280

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Plagiarism exposed in Romanian grant applications

Plagiarism exposed in Romanian grant applications | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
More than a dozen applications suspected of plagiarism.

 

Earlier this year, Nature exposed a series of plagiarism scandals in Romania that implicated the country's prime minister Victor Ponta, a former research minister and university leaders. Now evidence is emerging of plagiarism in applications for public grant money. (...) - by Alison Abbott, Nature, 7 November 2012

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Challenging the integrity of research

Challenging the integrity of research | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Stories of scientific misconduct, from plagiarism to falsification and fabrication of results are on the rise.

What leads scientists to make such poor judgements when it comes to their work? And how can you make sure you carry out your research with integrity? For instance, you might not make up your results – but what if you fail to record your data properly making your research hard to replicate? And how bad is it to plagiarise your own work, seeing as you wrote it in the first place? (...) - by Catherine de Lange, Nature Jobs Blog, 17 Oct 2012

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