Nine Steps to Achieve Research Integrity and Build Trust
Demonstrating research integrity is increasingly a demand for institutions receiving funding. However, whilst hundreds of articles have been written on the topic, precisely what this consists of is less clear.
Study of China's Ethnic Minorities Retracted As Dozens of Papers Come Under Scrutiny for Ethical Violations
A legal journal has retracted a 2019 article on the facial genetics of ethnic minorities in China for ethics violations. Springer Nature is investigating more than two dozen other articles for similar concerns.
Author Retracts Nature Commentary over Concerns About Section's Sponsorship
Nature has retracted a recent commentary after the author complained that he had been misled by the relationship of the publication to a financial sponsor and told to avoid critiquing work from the institution. The journal says it is revisiting its “editorial guidelines and processes” in the wake of the case.
Covid-19 Study on Hydroxychloroquine Use Questioned by 120 Researchers and Medical Professionals
More than 120 researchers and medical professionals from around the world have written an open letter to the editor of the Lancet raising serious concerns about a large and widely publicised global study that prompted the World Health Organisation to halt several Covid-19 clinical trials.
The Mutual Learning Exercise (MLE) on Research Integrity, which forms the basis of this report, was carried out between July 2018 and June 2019 by a dedicated Policy Support Facility (PSF) panel consisting of four independent experts and twelve countries.