Li Wang, Ph.D., University of Connecticut: Findings of research misconduct have been made on the part of Li Wang, Ph.D., Professor of Physiology and Neurobiology, University of Connecticut (UConn) (Respondent). Dr. Wang engaged in research misconduct by recklessly including false data in National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH), grant applications 1 R01 DK118645-01A1, 1 R01 DK116203-01, 1 R01 DK114804-01, and 2 R01 DK080440-09A1 and National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), NIH, grant applications 1 R01 GM125140-01 and 1 R01 GM126685-01. None of the applications received funding, and three were withdrawn before review (1 R01 DK114804-01, 1 R01 DK116203-01, and 1 R01 DK118645-01A1).
In addition to making an admission, Respondent cooperated fully with UConn and ORI, has expressed remorse for her actions, and took full responsibility for her reckless behavior.
Dr. Wang entered into a Voluntary Settlement Agreement and voluntarily agreed for a period of one (1) year, beginning on August 14, 2018:
- to have her research supervised; Respondent agrees that prior to the submission of an application for U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) support for a research project on which the Respondent’s participation is proposed and prior to Respondent’s participation in any capacity on PHS-supported research, Respondent shall ensure that a plan for supervision of Respondent’s duties is submitted to ORI for approval; the supervision plan must be designed to ensure the scientific integrity of Respondent’s research contribution; Respondent agrees that she shall not participate in any PHS-supported research until such a supervision plan is submitted to and approved by ORI; Respondent agrees to maintain responsibility for compliance with the agreed upon supervision plan;
- that any institution employing her shall submit, in conjunction with each application for PHS funds, or report, manuscript, or abstract involving PHS-supported research in which Respondent is involved, a certification to ORI that the data provided by Respondent are based on actual experiments or are otherwise legitimately derived and that the data, procedures, and methodology are accurately reported in the application, report, manuscript or abstract; and
- to exclude herself voluntarily from serving in any advisory capacity to PHS including, but not limited to, service on any PHS advisory committee, board, and/or peer review committee, or as a consultant.
- Federal Register Notice: Vol. 83 No. 170 Fed. Reg. 44637-44638 (Friday, August 31, 2018). (.pdf)