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There is a difference between research misconduct and criminal behavior

Posted by Zafar-Hayat-Khan on 28 Mar 2013 at 13:45 GMT

Plagiarism, falsified numbers, and misreporting are all forms of theft, and as appropriately labeled, research misconduct. The examples cited for the Johannesburg oncologist, NIH researchers giving syphilis injections in Guatemala, and Pfizer’s Nigerian experiments go much beyond research misconduct.

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