The need for new mechanisms to ensure research integrity

Stanbrook, Matthew B.; MacDonald, Noni E.; Flegel, Ken; Hubert, Paul C.
September 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/6/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 12, pE766
Academic Journal
The authors focus on the report issued by the Council of Canadian Academies in 2010 regarding academic integrity. They say that the report, which was commissioned by the federal Minister of Industry, has called for the formation of new federal agency for research integrity focusing on education and prevention but did not propose new mechanisms to investigate or sanction of misconduct. They note that a new agency should be given authority to investigate all accusations of research wrongdoing.


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