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Misconduct claim against Karolinska leader rejected

The rector of the Karolinska Institute, one of Sweden’s most prestigious research organisations, has been cleared of all allegations of misconduct related to a paper published in 1999.

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In a statement published on 5 September, the Karolinska Institute said it received an anonymous notification on 19 July stating that an article published almost 20 years ago in the Journal of Neuroscience contained bad scientific practice. Ottersen is a co-author of the article.

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