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Research misconduct

A national effort is needed to change the culture around addressing research misconduct, according to a report by the UK Research Integrity Office. The report lays out immediate steps that could be taken across the research community to improve how instances of misconduct are handled, but it stops short of endorsing a national regulatory body. A working group at the office talked to employers, funders, researchers and publishers over the space of a year, finding “common themes of lack of clarity and confidence and the need for culture change”. 

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