How do universities deal with allegations of scientific misconduct?

Last modified: December 7, 2018

In a recent publication by the PRINTEGER project in Science and Public Policy, the authors Serge Horbach, Eric Breit and Svenn-Erik Mamelund use a case study approach to analyse how European Universities respond to cases of alleged scientific misconduct. They show that their responses can be described as instances of sensemaking, sensegiving and sensehiding. Furthermore, they conclude that several aspects of the responses hinder effective learning processes within organisations and their members.

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Horbach, S. P. J. M., Breit, E., & Mamelund, S.-E. (2018). Organisational responses to alleged scientific misconduct: Sensemaking, sensegiving, and sensehiding. Science and Public Policy, doi: 10.1093/scipol/scy068,
https://academic.oup.com/spp/advance-article/doi/10.1093/scipol/scy068/5230895

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