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The Vancouver Sun this week reports on what it calls "an unusually creative case of academic misconduct," in which an as-yet-unidentified researcher "has been caught padding his resume and federal grant applications with studies that do not exist." The Sun says that while Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council declines "to identify the scientist or university involved," officials there suggest "cutting off funding to the anonymous scientist 'sends a strong message and is line with current standards and expectation of accountability and is consistent with

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