Richard Smith writes:
"I was the editor of the British Medical Journal and have a long standing
interest in research misconduct and experience of many cases. I'd have
thought that the University itself would have been keen to investigate
this case--because there is clear evidence that things went badly wrong
and the University would surely want to learn from a bad experience.
Much might be learnt. Sadly I've encountered many examples of
universities being unwilling to run the risk of finding serious problems
with their own staff, which is why in this case an independent inquiry
may be needed--but the University will have to cooperate."