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Nature warns of need to tackle scientific fraud

A commentary published in the leading science journal Nature has questioned why the role of fraud in the problem of irreproducible research is often ignored.

Donald Kornfeld, a professor of psychiatry at Columbia University, and Sandra Titus, former director of intramural research at the United States Office of Research Integrity, highlighted the role of research misconduct in a Nature comment article published on 31 August.

Pointing to examples where the US National Institutes of Health and UK science funding agencies have dismissed discussion of deliberate fraud, Kornfeld and Titus said that overlooking the role of research misconduct was “mistaken and unfortunate”.

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