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Research Misconduct in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

  • Joseph Ana,

    Affiliations: Calabar Women and Children Hospital, Calabar, Nigeria, Faculty of Health Sciences, Cross River University of Technology, Calabar, Nigeria

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  • Tracey Koehlmoos,

    Affiliation: ICDDR,B, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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  • Richard Smith mail,

    Richardswsmith@yahoo.co.uk

    Affiliation: UnitedHealth Chronic Disease Initiative, London, United Kingdom

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  • Lijing L. Yan

    Affiliation: The George Institute for Global Health at Peking University Health Science Center, Beijing, China

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  • Published: March 26, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001315

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There is a difference between research misconduct and criminal behavior

Posted by Zafar-Hayat-Khan on 28 Mar 2013 at 13:45 GMT

Plagiarism, falsified numbers, and misreporting are all forms of theft, and as appropriately labeled, research misconduct. The examples cited for the Johannesburg oncologist, NIH researchers giving syphilis injections in Guatemala, and Pfizer’s Nigerian experiments go much beyond research misconduct.

No competing interests declared.