Tag Archives: research misconduct

News Roundup: New NIH Requirements, the Ethics of MRT, Controversy, and More

NIH introduces new requirements: NIH has introduced some new requirements to address transparency and rigor in applications. There are a number of recent notices that pertain to this requirement:  NOT-OD-16-058, NOT-OD-16-034, NOT-OD-16-011, NOT-OD-16-031, NOT-OD-16-012, NOT-OD-16-005,  NOT-OD-16-004,  NOT-OD-15-103, NOT-OD-15-102.  In addition, Open Mike is blogging on the subject. OSP has also graciously shared a document outlining these changes created by […]

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News Roundup: Fraud Convictions, Harassment, and More

Remember those researchers at Lehigh University who were accused of defrauding NASA? They were convicted last week. One of the most important things about this case, in my opinion, is the fact that these were not “bad guys.”  They just did not think through their decisions and the implications thereof. “[A] juror said the panel believed […]

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Bonus News Roundup: NCURA Chair-Elect at VCU, US ORI News, and More

Big News for CHS-OSP.  I’ve recently been informed that I have been elected NCURA Region III Chair-Elect!  This means that I’ll be assisting the current Chair for a year (starting in May), and will be the official Chair for the next year’s Spring Meeting (2017).  I’m honored to have been chosen for this opportunity, and […]

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News Roundup: School Reform, Benefits for Postdocs, and More

School reform may impact higher ed. Congress has voted to scrap the No Child Left Behind act. Now they are working on what will replace it. Read more here.  “University lobbyists are hoping that Alexander can also wave his magic wand to make government oversight of academic research less onerous. He has promised to incorporate […]

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News Roundup: Gene Editing, NSF T/C, and More

In research administration news this week: Debate on the ethics of gene editing: As debate continues, US News and World Report has a great primer article about gene editing and its ethical issues. Targeting of scientists: PETA has sent out hundreds of letters to the neighbors of an NIH director and research scientist, urging people to […]

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News Roundup: LEIE Updates, Happy Birthday UG! and More

The List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE) is now available for download in new CSV formats. This database file can be downloaded and used to verify whether individuals or entities proposing to work with us on grant projects are on the “No” list.  The databases are updated monthly to add new exclusions and to remove those […]

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News Roundup: Peer Review Integrity, Entrepreneurship, Happiness, and Co-Authoring

Today’s News Roundup: What do you do if you run into one of your NIH peer reviewers at a conference? Dr. Nakamura (Director of the NIH Center for Scientific Review) explains it all. Entrepreneurship: One scientist lost a $3M deal on Shark Tank, but his research (and his startup!) lives on. Read about it here. The […]

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Colorado Professor Arrested for Fraud

This is another one for the horror story file. A University of Colorado professor has been arrested for defrauding his University. He bought equipment via his startup company, marked it up by 300% in some cases, and sold it to his University lab. Even worse, some of the funds paid to his company were from […]

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How to Identify Scientific Crackpots

Brandeis Magazine has a fantastic article by Laura Gardner on the various types and characteristics of scientific fraudsters. This is an interesting read for several reasons: first, it’s just fascinating. Second, it’s a great way for research administrators and other non-scientists, as well as new faculty and graduate students, to key into and evaluate potential […]

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Thursday Top Ten: DHHS Publishes Its Top 10 Management Challenges

This week’s Top Ten is from our friends at DHHS. The DHHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) has published a list of its top ten management challenges in 2014. Many are related to the Affordable Care Act implementation, Medicare, and Medicaid, as might be expected. The one of most interest to the grants community is […]

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