Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Research fraud in Canadian universities: no blame, no shame

"Seventy-eight Canadian scientists have fabricated data, plagiarized, misused grants, or engaged in dodgy scientific practices in projects backed by public funds,"the Toronto Star reports.  Who are they? You'll never know. Because the Canadian oversight body that investigates misconduct believes the guilty researchers have a right to keep their misconduct secret.

Amir Attaran, a professor at the University of Ottawa, told the Star, “If you were going to be a fraudulent scientist or plagiarist, or you want to steal grant money, Canada is an excellent place to live.”

HT University Diary

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