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  1. Michael Harrop

    Article ‘The situation has become appalling’: fake scientific papers push research credibility to crisis point. Last year, 10,000 sham papers had to be retracted by academic journals, but experts think this is just the tip of the iceberg (Feb 2024)

    https://www.theguardian.com/science/2024/feb/03/the-situation-has-become-appalling-fake-scientific-papers-push-research-credibility-to-crisis-point Freakonomics podcasts on academic fraud. Discussing what motivates it and some suggestions for mitigating the problem...
  2. Michael Harrop

    Article Top Harvard Cancer researchers accused of scientific fraud; 37 studies affected. Researchers accused of manipulating data images with copy-and-paste (Jan 2024)

    https://arstechnica.com/science/2024/01/top-harvard-cancer-researchers-accused-of-scientific-fraud-37-studies-affected/
  3. Michael Harrop

    Article Medicine is plagued by untrustworthy clinical trials. How many studies are faked or flawed? Investigations suggest that, in some fields, at least one-quarter of clinical trials might be problematic or even entirely made up, warn some researchers. They urge stronger scrutiny. (July 2023)

    https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-023-02299-w Covers this study, and more: False individual patient data and zombie randomised controlled trials submitted to Anaesthesia (Oct 2020) https://associationofanaesthetists-publications.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/anae.15263
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