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[Japan] New RIKEN president hopes to hold on to young stars

[Japan] New RIKEN president hopes to hold on to young stars | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Tenure proposal could provide a path to permanent jobs for talented researchers.

Seven weeks into his presidency of RIKEN, Hiroshi Matsumoto at a press conference on Friday outlined his strategy for restoring luster to the scandal-tarnished network of national laboratories. His big new idea: introducing a tenure track system that would retain the best young researchers now on temporary contracts at RIKEN. (...) - Science, by Dennis Normile, 25 May 2015

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President of Japan's RIKEN research labs resigns

President of Japan's RIKEN research labs resigns | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Ryoji Noyori's 12-year tenure saw the discovery of an element and a stem-cell scandal.


Ryoji Noyori, long-time president of Japan's RIKEN network of basic-research laboratories, has resigned after a year in which the organization was embroiled in controversy over fraudulent stem-cell papers. (...) - Nature, by David Cyranoski, 24 March 2015

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New RIKEN chief pledges to restore public faith in Japanese lab system

Plasma physicist takes reins of scandal-tainted institution.

 

TOKYO—On his first day on the job as the new president of RIKEN, Japan's network of national labs, Hiroshi Matsumoto pledged to follow through on his predecessor's plans for addressing shortcomings that created an environment for research misconduct. "We need to instill high standards of research ethics among individual scientists," he said. (...) - ScienceInsider, by Dennis Normile, 1 April 2015

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RIKEN Makes Verdict on Two Problematic Stem Cell Papers Final

RIKEN Makes Verdict on Two Problematic Stem Cell Papers Final | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Judgment of misconduct by lead author Haruko Obokata will stand; she now faces disciplinary procedures.

TOKYO—RIKEN has decided against reopening an investigation into two stem cell papers that concluded that the lead author, Haruko Obokata of RIKEN's Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe, engaged in research misconduct. The institute has yet to decide whether Obokata will be punished. (...) by Dennis Normile, ScienceInsider, May 8 2014

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