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Research integrity, human-animal experiments, primate experiments…

This week in UK&I in brief: Research integrity ‘unsatisfactory’, call for regulation of human-animal experiments, no benefit from 1 in 10 primate experiments, and more.

Research integrity ‘unsatisfactory’, say MPs

The UK government should consider setting up an external regulatory body overseeing research integrity, the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee said on 28 July. In a report, Peer Review in Scientific Publications, the committee also says that despite the problems associated with pre-publication peer review, it is too important to be replaced.

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