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