Researcher Forced to Retire Over Plagiarism Allegations

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Apr 1, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Dr. Zaid Mahmood, a professor at Punjab University’s (PU) Institute of Chemistry, which is located in Pakistan, has been forced to retired after a ruling from the PU Syndicate, which found that Mahmood had plagiarized in earlier works.

The case began in 2011 when another professor atthe Institute ofChemistry filed a complaint against Dr. Mahood saying that he had plagiarized in several research articles. An inquiry committee was formed and it compared Dr. Mahmood’s work to its original sources and found that most of the material was plagiarized.

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Plagiarism Allegations Chill Promising Stem Cell Research

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Mar 20, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Dr. Haruko Obokata recently became the talk of the stem cell research community. The lead author of a paper published in the journal Nature claimed that mouse stem cells could be created by soaking blood cells in a weak acid.  If those results could be replicated and reproduced in humans, it would pave the way for new treatments for a variety of ailments.

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The War Against Gibberish

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Mar 18, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Last month, Richard Van Noorden at Nature reported that two major publishers were removing some 120 papers from their subscription services after it was revealed that the papers were computer-generated.

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Interview: Professor Lawrence Lessig on Authorship and Originality

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Feb 27, 2014 11:34:03 AM

The Internet has opened up countless new avenues of both creative and scientific collaboration. It is now possible for two people to work together to create something new without either of them having to see or even be aware of the other person. Best of all, this can be done with permission and within the bounds of both law and ethics.

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How Russia is Shooting the Messenger

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Feb 19, 2014 7:00:00 AM

Those who follow international plagiarism news have likely become familiar with the work of Dissernet, a group of citizen activists in Russia who, following the pattern of similar groups in Germany, have been working to analyze dissertations by politicians and report on any instances of suspected plagiarism.

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CTRL-V Plagiarism in the News - Issue 19

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Feb 11, 2014 6:05:00 PM

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Plagiarism, Transparency and the Russian Ombudsman

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Feb 8, 2014 8:00:00 AM

According to a recent article on RIA Novosti, a review by the Russian State Library has confirmed earlier plagiarism allegations against Pavel Astakhov, the country’s ombudsman for children’s rights.

pavel-astakhovThe allegations were first filed in April 2013 by Dissernet, a Russian group that has been discovering and reporting on alleged plagiarisms by officials in the country. They accused Astakhov of plagiarizing his dissertation, saying that significant portions of it were lifted without citation from earlier research.

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Who Should Investigate Plagiarism Allegations?

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Feb 6, 2014 7:05:00 AM

When a student in a classroom is suspected of plagiarism, the process for investigating the allegations are fairly straightforward and understood. Most schools have a rigid set of guidelines for who should conduct the investigation, how the case is decided, what appeal options there should be and so forth.

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Video Chat with Science Exchange Co-founder on Collaboration, Transparency and Integrity

Posted by Jessica Gopalakrishnan on Feb 4, 2014 12:07:00 PM

What if you could access experiments from some of the world's premier research labs with the click of a button? Or collaborate with scientists all over the world even if you've never met? In this video chat, Elizabeth Iorns, cancer biologist and co-founder of Science Exchange, gives us the scoop on how this open marketplace is transforming research methodologies and boosting reproducibility. Hear Iorns' views on how increasing collaboration may lead to greater transparency and integrity, and less misconduct in scientific research.

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