Weekend reads, part 1: Pirating paywalled papers; a sex scandal and fudged data at Stanford

booksThe week at Retraction Watch featured a lot of movement on our leaderboard, with a new total for Diederik Stapel, and a new entry. It also featured a lot going on elsewhere, so here’s part I of Weekend Reads (we’ll have more tomorrow morning):

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2 thoughts on “Weekend reads, part 1: Pirating paywalled papers; a sex scandal and fudged data at Stanford”

  1. > Should researchers who commit fraud in the lab face criminal charges in court? asks Roger Collier in the CMAJ.

    How would you feel about police executing a search warrant on your lab? “Seizing” equipment, samples, computers and other electronics, and generally stuffing up work in progress….

    “Activists” could find to accusations of research fraud far more effective than FOI requests for disrupting inconvenient science.

  2. Related to the BuzzFeed story and Prof. Kevin M. Folta of the University of Florida.
    http://www.buzzfeed.com/brookeborel/when-scientists-email-monsanto

    Folta’s publications and CV:
    http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kevin_Folta/publications
    http://hos.ufl.edu/faculty/kmfolta
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Folta
    “Folta advocates for a “soft and effective” approach in handling anti-GMO activists, believing overly inflammatory responses from the scientific community will alienate the public audience.”

    Folta’s position (March 2014) on the Seralini paper that was retracted from Elsevier’s FCT:
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0278691514000052

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