Oy! Partnership for Research Integrity in Science & Medicine

Getting a little tired of organizations taking liberties with the term “integrity” in their titles. First James Enstrom commandeers the name “Scientific Integrity Institute” to defend his work on behalf of the tobacco industry.

Now the American Association of American Publishers has launched the Partnership for Research Integrity in Science and Medicine (PRISM) “to alert Congress to the unintended consequences of government interference in scientific and scholarly publishing.”

That and wage war on open access. Nature reported previously on the pit bull the Association hired as a consultant, and The Chronicle of Higher Education tidily sums up events since.

Let’s see. The Tobacco Institute was forced to shut down in the late 90s, but perhaps we can expect the Institute for Scientific Integrity in Tobacco Harm Reduction Research to review proposals and distribute grant awards from the soon to open Philip Morris Center for Research and Technology.

And why stop there? Plenty of room for integrity in research on coal strip mining, bisphenol A, and so much more.

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