How many of ORI’s misconduct decisions involve data-images?

Each year the Office of Research Integrity posts summaries of closed cases where it found misconduct.  In 2011, the ORI reported on 13 closed cases: 38% involved digital data-images. All but one of them involved falsifying images after capture, and the other was a case of altering the gain settings on an instrument in order to obtain false data. One year’s data may not reflect the patterns for longer periods, so we may also look at cases closed in 2009 and 2010. (Because ORI removes from the website all cases for which the penalty has been completed, it will not be possible to look at earlier cases on this site.) To see the cases: http://ori.hhs.gov/case_summary

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