Fraud in research alive and well

Fraud among medical researchers may be more widespread than previously thought, with a new survey revealing that more than one in 10 UK-based scientists have seen colleagues purposely fabricate study data.

The survey of 2700 scientists and doctors, carried out by the BMJ, found that 13% had witnessed colleagues intentionally fabricating their research for publication and 6% were aware of possible failings at their institutions to

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