That’s a bit…odd. That gel image looks photoshopped. The data looks too good to be true. And, wait a second, that figure appeared in another paper!
These are examples of research misconduct. What do you do if you suspect research misconduct? Join us for this next installment of NIH’s All About Grants podcast with Dr. Christine Ring on addressing research misconduct (MP3 / Transcript). As an NIH Research Integrity Officer, she will share with us what is meant by fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism, how it affects the integrity of our supported research, what to do if you suspect research misconduct, how we work with the HHS Office of Research Integrity when responding to an allegation, and much more.