One-third of scientists admit to research violations (Star Tribune)
- A third of the scientists in a nationwide survey admitted to violating some of the bedrock rules of scientific research, according to a report by a team of Minnesota researchers.
The survey, of more than 3,200 U.S. scientists, found that hardly anyone admitted to falsifying data outright.
But a surprising 33 percent confessed to other kinds of misconduct -- such as claiming credit for someone else's work, or changing results because of pressure from a study's sponsor.
The survey indicates that the misconduct involves more than a 'few bad apples,' said the lead author, Brian Martinson.
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