US Office of Research Integrity Update: 07/2012
ORI Blog: Has RCR Training Worked?
RCR training has been active for over ten years, but has it worked to reduce misconduct? Dr. Donald Kornfeld writes his opinion in a recent article in Academic Medicine.
New Research Misconduct Finding: Sinae Kim
ORI found that Dr. Sinae Kim, former Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Medicine, EU, engaged in research misconduct in research supported by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), grants R01 HL079137, R01 HL084471, and R03 HL096325, and National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), NIH, grant RC1 GM092035.
New Research Misconduct Finding: Mona Thiruchelvam
ORI found that the Respondent engaged in research misconduct by falsifying and fabricating cell count data that she claimed to have obtained through stereological methods in order to falsely report the effects of combined exposure of the pesticides paraquat and maneb on dopaminergic neuronal death and a neuroprotective role for estrogen in a murine model of Parkinson's disease.
New Research Misconduct Finding: Jian Ma
ORI found that the Respondent knowingly and intentionally fabricated and falsified data in portions of figures in an unpublished manuscript titled "TSC1 loss synergizes with KRAS activation in lung cancer development and confers rapamycin sensitivity."
RIO Boot Camp Update
The next Research Integrity Officer (RIO) Boot Camp is slated for Chicago from July 15-18, 2012. The Chicago boot camp is completely full with several people on the waiting list. ORI is planning additional boot camps in the next 12 months. RIOs and other institutional officials that handle allegations of research misconduct who are interested in attending a boot camp should send an email to AskORI@hhs.gov.
Get ORI News Before Everyone Else
Those interested in getting the latest information on ORI and news related to research integrity should follow us on Twitter. ORI uses Twitter to make announcements, highlight research articles, and to communicate with the research community. Here are some recent tweets:
- Executive Publisher of Elsevier talks about plagiarism and research misconduct. http://j.mp/OxZVLk
- UK Funders release "The concordat to support research integrity " http://j.mp/P0Z9do
- New Research Misconduct Finding: Sinae Kim. http://j.mp/PGTE6f
- Self-plagiarism news outside the science arena. http://j.mp/Oqrbva