Meet Elisabeth Bik, who finds problematic images in scientific papers for free

Courtesy Elisabeth Bik

Retraction Watch readers may know the name Elisabeth Bik, whose painstaking work inspecting tens of thousands of Western blot images has led to dozens of retractions in journals including PLOS ONE. Today in The Scientist, we profile Bik, a microbiologist who calls herself a “super-introvert.”

Bik tells us:

We need this to be a career that people can make money and use their talents in.

For now, however, Bik is a volunteer. Read our profile of her here.

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One thought on “Meet Elisabeth Bik, who finds problematic images in scientific papers for free”

  1. I certainly hope that it is never necessary to have scientists who devote all their productive work life to look for already-published research fraud.

    O tempora! O mores!

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