BOSTON (August 2, 2010) — Simmons College Professor and Associate Provost Gerald Koocher was interviewed on the NPR show "Science Friday," about his study on wrongdoing in the lab that was recently published in the journal Nature.
In the interview "How Scientist Can Police Themselves" Koocher describes incidents of scientific misconduct and results of the study, which is based on a confidential survey of nearly 2,600 researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health. The study was co-authored Patricia Keith-Spiegel, a distinguished emerita professor from Ball State University.
The study showed that researchers suspected of wrongdoing in the lab — whether by an "honest mistake" or an intentional act, such as ignoring data that disproves a desired hypothesis — are likely to change their behavior when a fellow researcher casually intervenes.
The survey authors created a free, user-friendly guide to help researchers respond to scientific wrongdoing, at www.ethicsresearch.com.
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