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Scientific Misconduct

You're Only as Good as Your Co-author's Integrity

Kevin Folta | Posted 06.02.2016 | Education
Kevin Folta

Recently a major journal in my discipline asked me to provide peer-review for a manuscript. With a half-dozen manuscripts from my lab open and splayed across three oversized computer screens, I certainly didn't have time to take on additional reviewer duties.

The President's Unfinished Promise: The Federal Government Still Lacks a Meaningful Scientific Integrity Policy

Corey S. Goodman | Posted 01.19.2017 | Science
Corey S. Goodman

When, in April 2009, President Obama told the National Academy of Sciences "we are restoring science to its rightful place," and "the days of science taking a back seat to ideology are over," the scientists in the audience, including me, gave him a standing ovation.

The Oyster War: Part 3 -- Scientific Misconduct

Corey S. Goodman | Posted 08.30.2016 | Science
Corey S. Goodman

It is indeed a long and complicated story, but Brennan continues to get it wrong. Scientific misconduct is the intentional misrepresentation of facts. Did the Park Service intentionally misrepresent its own facts? Brennan says no. You be the judge.

The Oyster War: Part 2 -- Fiction As Fact

Corey S. Goodman | Posted 08.25.2016 | Science
Corey S. Goodman

Several weeks ago, I posted a short review of the new book "The Oyster War" by Summer Brennan focusing on several important factual errors in her account. Since the book was published, book reviews and interviews with the author show the repetition of false narratives that are not driven by facts.

The Oyster War: A Parallel Universe

Corey S. Goodman | Posted 08.12.2016 | Home
Corey S. Goodman

The book "The Oyster War" by Summer Brennan is subtitled "The True Story..." If only it were.

Scientific Fraud Study Reveals Huge Gender Gap

Posted 01.22.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 01/22/2013 07:01 AM EST on LiveScience Men are more likely than women to commit scienti...

Science Fraud and Misconduct: The Threat to Science

Paul Raeburn | Posted 11.17.2012 | Science
Paul Raeburn

A 3,000-word story by Alok Jha in The Guardian is a stark examination of how seriously fraud and misconduct are threatening the scientific enterprise.

Bad Science Leads to Bad Policy, No Matter Your Political Beliefs

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 12.28.2011 | San Francisco
Peter H. Gleick

Good science can play a key role in evaluating the impacts of an oyster farm inside the Point Reyes National Seashore in Marin County, California. But we're not getting good science.

Scientific Misconduct Easily Avoided: Survey | Posted by Elizabeth Cooney | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Scientific misconduct isn't always as breathtaking as falsely claiming to have cloned human embryos, as a South Korean researcher did several years ag...