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Independent board needed to promote research integrity, US panel says

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j1879 (Published 13 April 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j1879
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. Seattle

A new US report calls for the creation of an independent advisory board to help scientists, scientific institutions, journals, and other participants tackle research misconduct and reduce questionable practices, which, while they might not represent misconduct, harm research enterprise.1

The report was prepared by a committee convened by the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to deal with growing concerns that, despite efforts to promote integrity, serious misconduct continues to be reported, the number of journal article retractions has risen, and a substantial …

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