Critical Scrutiny

There are a few ways to reduce research misconduct, writes Brendan Maher at the Nature News blog. Maher helped host a panel discussion for a Science Online NYC event Tuesday night that focused on the increased rates of retracted papers in recent years. The Office of Research Integrity's John Krueger notes that while there has been an increase in retractions, that does not mean that there has been a rise in misconduct.

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