U.S. Oversight of Research Misconduct Is Seen as Hampered by Bureaucracy

Rebecca Henry

David E. Wright stepped down last month as director of the federal Office of Research Integrity, citing his frustrations over bureaucratic hassles.
April 08, 2014

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.

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