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New Research Misconduct Finding: Zhihua Zou

ORI found that Zhihua Zou engaged in research misconduct by falsifying data that were included in two (2) publications.  Both publications have been retracted.

New Research Misconduct Finding: Melanie Cokonis

ORI found that Melanie Cokonis engaged in research misconduct by falsifying assay data that were submitted in reports to NIH.

ORI welcomes new DEI director, Zoë Hammatt

The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) welcomes Zoë Hammatt. Ms. Hammatt is the new director of the Division of Education and Integrity.

New Research Misconduct Finding: Helen Freeman

ORI found that Dr.  Helen Freeman engaged in research misconduct by knowingly and intentionally falsifying three (3) figures and/or legends and one (1) supplemental movie legend in a manuscript submitted for publication to the journal Nature.

Job Announcement: ORI Director Position. Closes May 30

The position announcement for the ORI director is open until May 30, 2014.  Apply through USAJobs.gov.

New Research Misconduct Finding: Li Chen

ORI found that Dr. Li Chen, engaged in research misconduct by intentionally, knowingly, and recklessly fabricated and falsified data reported in publications, submitted manuscript, and grant applications.

New Research Misconduct Finding: Parag Patel

ORI and Advocate Health Care found that Parag Patel, D.O., engaged in research misconduct by directing or intimidating others to falsify data to make subjects eligible for a study when they otherwise may not have been eligible.

Watch "The Research Clinic" Trailer

ORI and OHRP presents "The Research Clinic," an interactive training video to protect subjects and prevent research misconduct.  Expected release date: 04/01/2014.

December 2013 ORI Newsletter Available (.pdf)

The latest ORI quarterly newsletter features commentaries from invited writer about research on the responsible conduct of research.

New Research Misconduct Finding: Dong-Pyou Han

The respondent falsified results in research to develop a vaccine against human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1) by intentionally spiking samples of rabbit sera with antibodies to provide the desired results.

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