Scientific journals’ creation of dedicated positions for rooting out misconduct before publication comes amid growing awareness of such issues, and stems from a recognition that spot-checking and other ad hoc arrangements were insufficient

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Scientific integrity needs to apply to how researchers treat people, not just to how they handle data, says Erika Marín-Spiotta

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The University of Tokyo today announced it is launching an investigation into anonymously made claims of fabricated and falsified data appearing in 22 papers by six university research groups. An individual or group going by the name “Ordinary_researchers” detailed questions about data and graphs in more than 100 pages delivered to the university in two batches on 14 and 29 August

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Moral philosophy meets politics as our Travis Rieder explores whether we can be morally obligated to vote for someone we dislike in order to avoid greater harms

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This is an enduring dilemma in the area of ethics and one that has recently come to light with charges of unethical behavior brought against a prominent philosopher, Professor Thomas Pogge of Yale University. Pogge has been accused of manipulating younger women in his field into sexual relationships, a charge he has strenuously denied

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Cynda Hylton Rushton on end of life decisions and how our experiences are rarely as we’ve planned or anticipated

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