Verification Following Misconduct

Science also includes an important letter from Dr. Philip Iannaccone reporting verification of results published in a paper overshadowed by a misconduct investigation of Dr. Elizabeth Goodwin at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He notes that his results validate data shown in a figure in question, and eloquently concludes his letter:

“Most noteworthy are the young scientists who worked so hard on the paper at early stages of their careers–because they are victims of this unfortunate situation and are doubly victimized if the conclusion the scientific community reaches is that this paper has no merit. Although the scientific results are the most important component of the vindication of the work, I feel strongly that we owe it to our young scientists to draw attention to the verification.”

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  1. […] Research Ethics, Research News As foreshadowed by a news piece and letter in Science previously reported here … note the passage of time since this case came to light as well […]

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