Recently, Retraction Watch reported that researcher Carsten Carlberg might lose his job at the University of Luxembourg because the university blamed him for misconduct allegedly perpetrated by one of his grad students. It was unclear whether the school would fire Carlberg — even though he himself didn't commit fraud, the institution considered him responsible because he was senior author on two papers that had to be retracted.

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