Ohio State just released a 75-page report finding misconduct by a cancer researcher. What can we learn?

Today, the Ohio State University (OSU) announced that Ching-Shih Chen, who resigned from a professorship there in September, was guilty of “deviating from the accepted practices of image handling and figure generation and intentionally falsifying data” in 14 images from eight papers. Chen had earned more than $8 million in Federal grants, and his work … Continue reading Ohio State just released a 75-page report finding misconduct by a cancer researcher. What can we learn?

Carlo Croce, Ohio State researcher facing misconduct allegations, suing New York Times for defamation

Carlo Croce, a cancer researcher at The Ohio State University who has faced numerous allegations of research misconduct, has filed a lawsuit against the New York Times, claiming the newspaper defamed him in a March 8 story. Croce filed the civil suit May 10, in the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, … Continue reading Carlo Croce, Ohio State researcher facing misconduct allegations, suing New York Times for defamation

PNAS retracts paper linked to ex-Ohio State researcher who had chemistry PhD revoked

Researchers from The Ohio State University and The Scripps Research Institute are retracting a 2013 paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences after they uncovered data irregularities. The retraction notice for “Somatic hypermutation maintains antibody thermodynamic stability during affinity maturation,” will appear online on Sept. 5. The paper purported to find clues about … Continue reading PNAS retracts paper linked to ex-Ohio State researcher who had chemistry PhD revoked

Updated: Ohio State revokes PhD of co-author of now-retracted paper on shooter video games

[This post, which at 1200 UTC 8/25/17 originally reported on the then-upcoming vote, has been updated at 1800 UTC 8/25/17 to include the results of the vote.] A researcher who co-authored a paper about video games that was retracted earlier this year has had her PhD from The Ohio State University revoked. As WOSU reported … Continue reading Updated: Ohio State revokes PhD of co-author of now-retracted paper on shooter video games

Ohio State exercise researcher resigns after retraction of CrossFit study

The senior author of a lawsuit-spawning study of the CrossFit exercise program has resigned from his post at The Ohio State University. On June 2, we reported that the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research retracted the problematic study because it lacked approval from the institutional review board. The journal had previously corrected the study, … Continue reading Ohio State exercise researcher resigns after retraction of CrossFit study

Journal retracts Ohio State CrossFit study at center of lawsuits

The fallout continues for a study conducted at a local CrossFit gym by researchers at The Ohio State University. First it was corrected, now it’s been retracted, and it continues to be the basis of litigation against both the authors and the publisher. Editors at the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research have decided to … Continue reading Journal retracts Ohio State CrossFit study at center of lawsuits

Ohio State, CrossFit gym make six-figure settlement over corrected paper’s injury claims

The Ohio State University (OSU) has settled a lawsuit with a CrossFit affiliate over allegations that a study had defamed the gym. As first reported by Columbus Underground, the university has agreed to pay Mitchell Potterf, owner of Fit Club in Columbus, Ohio, $145,000 to settle claims that a 2013 paper by OSU researchers included false … Continue reading Ohio State, CrossFit gym make six-figure settlement over corrected paper’s injury claims

CrossFit gym owner sues Ohio State, says fraudulent data led to $273 million in NIH grants

In an lawsuit unsealed yesterday, the owner of a CrossFit gym is suing Ohio State University (OSU) under the False Claims Act, claiming that researchers faked data in a university-based study involving his gym — and that OSU used the study to win $273 million in Federal grants. The suit, originally filed in February in … Continue reading CrossFit gym owner sues Ohio State, says fraudulent data led to $273 million in NIH grants

ORI: Ohio State researcher manipulated two dozen figures in NIH grants, papers

Terry S. Elton, a researcher at Ohio State University in Columbus who studies genetic expression in various heart conditions and Down syndrome, has been sanctioned by the U.S. Office of Research Integrity for fabricating and/or falsifying data in a number of NIH grants and resulting papers. According to an OSU statement sent to Retraction Watch … Continue reading ORI: Ohio State researcher manipulated two dozen figures in NIH grants, papers

Carlo Croce loses a round in legal bid to be reinstated as dep’t chair

Carlo Croce, a professor at The Ohio State University in Columbus who has faced multiple investigations into misconduct allegations, has been denied a temporary restraining order that he sought in order to be reinstated as chair of his department. Croce was forced to step down from the post last year. Magistrate Jennifer D. Hunt, of … Continue reading Carlo Croce loses a round in legal bid to be reinstated as dep’t chair