Misconduct in research

Researchers must always be honest in their results. A research must never distort, falsify, mislead or plagiarise.

Cheating in research — known as dishonesty in research — can lead to humans and animals being exposed to risk. This in turn can mean that confidence in researchers and research is damaged.

All research results must therefore be reported openly so that other researchers can check and repeat the research. Only then can the research be regarded as scientifically approved.

Examination of misconduct

The expert group on Central Ethical Review Board handles matters involving misconduct in research.

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Updated: 2012-06-27