Misrepresentation and Responsibility in Medical Research
Engler, Robert L.
Covell, James W.
Friedman, Paul J.
Kitcher, Philip S.
Peters, Richard M.
New England Journal of Medicine. 1987 Nov 26; 317(22): 1383-1389.
The authors of this article were members of faculty committees at the University of California, San Diego, that investigated allegations of fraud in the published papers of Robert A. Slutsky, a researcher in cardiology, nuclear medicine, and radiology. Of his bibliography of 137 articles, 77 were deemed valid, 48 questionable, and 12 fraudulent. From their analysis of the case, the authors conclude that the present research atmosphere, which emphasizes competition, is conducive to fostering conflict between personal and scientific advancement, which in turn may lead to cases of fraud that may evade detection by peer review or replication. Institutions, granting agencies, and journals are urged to establish procedures to discourage, detect, and investigate unethical research practices while protecting persons involved and not interfering with cooperation or creativity in research. (KIE abstract)
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