April 8, 2014
U.S. Oversight of Research Misconduct Is Seen as Hampered by Bureaucracy
The federal office responsible for guarding against misconduct in biomedical research is so hampered by bureaucratic turf wars that it has been unnecessarily losing cases against suspect scientists, the unit’s departing director said on Monday.
"Right now there’s no accountability" at the Office of Research Integrity, said David E. Wright, who stepped down last month from ORI after serving two years. "That’s a huge problem."
Mr. Wright last month returned to