October 9, 1991
Confronting Scientific Fraud
Should universities retain the responsibility for investigating and punishing scientific fraud committed by their own employees? The short answer is No.
After 20 years of backing and filling, the scientific community is facing the day of reckoning for its failure to address the research-fraud issue. The universities and institutes that make up the scientific community have an obvious conflict of interest in investigating allegations concerning their own faculty members. Their record