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Research Misconduct

Curtis L. Meinert

in An Insider’s Guide to Clinical Trials

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780199742967
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199897278 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742967.003.0010
Research Misconduct

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This chapter discusses research misconduct. Acts motivated by deceit, deception, or trickery constitute misconduct. The element of intent is evident in the definitions of fraud. Even acts of omission can be fraudulent if intended to deceive. The usual punishment for persons found guilty of research misconduct is debarment, voluntary or imposed, to exclude them from receiving or participating in federally funded projects and from sitting on federal advisory panels. The debarment is usually for a specified period of time, typically three to five years in cases disposed of by the Office of Research Integrity (ORI).

Keywords: clinical trial; medical research; research misconduct; fraud

Chapter.  1998 words. 

Subjects: Medical Statistics and Methodology

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