NIH Developing Policy on Misconduct
Science. 1982 May 14; 216(4547): 711-712.
The National Institutes of Health are grappling with the touchy question of when a university should have to inform the government that one of its federally-funded researchers is suspected of wrongdoing. A committee is expected to submit a draft set of recommendations shortly. The problems that universities face in this area are illustrated by a recent case being investigated by NIH, in which a UCLA researcher's calculations linking a rare motor disorder with an enzyme deficiency have been shown to be incorrect, though not necessarily willfully misrepresented. (KIE abstract)