Enquiry on Research Integrity by UK Parliament

Last modified: December 22, 2017

The Science and Technology Committee of the UK Parliament is conducting an inquiry on research integrity. “This inquiry looks at trends and developments in fraud, misconduct and mistakes in research and the publication of research results. Research by Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology indicates the trend in misconduct/mistakes in publishing is still upwards. There has also been a so-called ‘crisis in reproducibility’ of research” (see http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/science-and-technology-committee/inquiries/parliament-2017/research-integrity-17-19/). 

Recently, Tony Mayer, Prof. Lex Bouter, and Prof. Nick Steneck provided written evidence for this enquiry. This evidence was published on 28 November 2017, and can be found here: http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/science-and-technology-committee/research-integrity/written/74127.pdf.

Video recordings of the inquiry are now also available through hhttp://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/science-and-technology-committee/research-integrity/oral/75580.html.

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