From Fraud and Plagiarism to Fake Peer Reviews, Citation Rings, Gaming Rankings, Dodgy Journals, “Vacation” Conferences, and Beyond
This special issue of Research Policy solicits articles not only focussing on the traditional forms of misconduct (FFP) but also misconduct and questionable research practices that target the publication system (fake reviews, dubious journals, citation rings etc). Deadline for submission: December 31st, 2016.
The Foresight Committee for Reviewing the Dutch Code of Conduct for Scientific Practice published its advisory report. Read here about the recommendations set out in that report. (more…)
A remarkable post by PlagiarismWatch (on September 20th, 2016) is about a potential ghostwriting company and a predatory journal publishing these papers, targeting Chinese authors. Especially the figures in the papers show outstanding similarities, and are submitted and published in the same year (sometimes even the same month!) and therefore couldn’t plagiarise each other. Yet, what is the change that different research groups find such similar results at the same time?
The first results of the Printeger project (Promoting Integrity as an Integral Dimension of Excellence in Research) are shared in the second newsletter of Printeger. In that newsletter you’ll find an interesting interview with Maura Hiney who is chairing the committee thats is revising the European Code of Conduct. The newsletters are listed in the right bar on the Printeger website.
ZonMw calls for research proposals (pillar 1) and life cycle projects (pillar 3). At the moment, the information on the ZonMw website is in Dutch, but the program outline, describing the pillars, is available in English. When all information becomes available in English, we will publish the links here as well.
Deadline for applications: September 13th, 2016, 14:00h.
A PDF of most presentations of the 1st NRIN Research Conference that was held on May 25th are now available online. See the program page. Some more presentations will follow.
Submission deadline passed (July 26th, 2016).
The European Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) has launched a Call (Call 9) for proposals on major challenges in drug development. Data quality is one of the focus areas of this Call (Topic 3). Primary aims of this Topic are to boost data quality in medical research by identifying factors that affect data quality, identifying best practices and creating an educational platform. It will focus initially on the fields of neuroscience and preclinical medicines safety. (more…)