Volume 95 Issue 47 | p. 15 | News of The Week
Issue Date: November 27, 2017

Research misconduct is common among Middle East scientists, survey says

Almost 75% report knowing about misconduct by their colleagues
Department: Government & Policy
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Keywords: Ethics, scientific misconduct, Middle East

Research misconduct is a serious problem in the Middle East, a survey of academic scientists there shows.

Nearly 60% of respondents reported committing at least one breach of research ethics, and almost 75% said they knew of similar problems among their colleagues. “Scientific misconduct represents a significant issue in several universities in the Middle East,” the paper says.

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