—Research misconduct is common among Middle East scientists, survey says “Almost 75% report knowing about misconduct by their colleagues” Research misconduct is a serious problem in the Middle East, a survey of academic scientists there shows. Nearly 60% of respondents reported committing at least one breach of research ethics, and almost 75% said they knew of similar problems among their colleagues. “Scientific misconduct represents a significant issue in several universities in the Middle East,” the paper says. Previous studies have found that misconduct is common in the U.S., Europe, and beyond. However, this is the first examination of the problem in the Middle East, the authors say. They analyzed anonymous responses from 278 investigators at universities in three countries: Egypt, Lebanon, and Bahrain (J.
by Andrea Widener |
November 27, 2017