Definition of scientific misconduct in US English:

scientific misconduct

noun

  • Action that willfully compromises the integrity of scientific research, such as plagiarism or the falsification or fabrication of data.

    • ‘Should the referees have picked up on the evidence for scientific misconduct?’
    • ‘The book has been roundly condemned by scientists; those in his own country even found him guilty of scientific misconduct.’
    • ‘We want at the end of this to be able to say we have examined serious allegations concerning scientific misconduct fully and completely and here is the outcome.’
    • ‘Every once in a while, a case of scientific misconduct makes its way into the criminal courts.’
    • ‘Data fabrication is a rare form of scientific misconduct in clinical trials, but when it does occur it has serious consequences.’
    • ‘But she was optimistic that the council's appeal to the government to establish an independent agency on scientific misconduct would be accepted.’
    • ‘The use of the word unseemly in an article that also discussed scientific misconduct was unfortunate and is regretted.’
    • ‘To ensure the integrity of his or her journal, an editor has no choice but to spend a considerable amount of time investigating allegations of scientific misconduct.’
    • ‘I've exposed three cases of scientific misconduct and fraud over the years, for only one reason: to press institutions to improve the public's trust in the findings of research.’
    • ‘This statement required universities to develop their own policies and procedures for investigating, adjudicating, and reporting cases of scientific misconduct under the guidelines provided within the Tri - Council policy.’
    • ‘Conflicts of interest may have a negligible or substantial effect on judgment, and they do not necessarily represent scientific misconduct.’
    • ‘This is a story about a powerful scientist with an international reputation who's committed scientific misconduct so severe it could be considered fraud.’
    • ‘He has been under pressure over his handling of a case involving accusations of scientific misconduct.’
    • ‘The report defines this as an issue not of scientific misconduct but of professional responsibility.’
    • ‘He alleges that you were planning to make complaints, and that part of that was to deliberately create matters that could be construed as scientific misconduct as a way of entrapping him in the future.’
    • ‘This is particularly required for topic of scientific misconduct, where though the majority of scientists are honest, the few that practice fraud have high visibility and bring the entire community under a cloud of suspicion.’
    • ‘Retraction should thus be reserved for studies that involve scientific misconduct and severe errors that are not discernible from the text.’
    • ‘In the past 15 years, the office has confirmed about 185 cases of scientific misconduct.’
    • ‘I am hopeful that he will be able to shed some light on how and why this scandal happened, so that similar scientific misconduct in the future will not go uncorrected for so long.’
    • ‘In the United States, unethical research and scientific misconduct was documented in the Tuskegee syphilis study, which began in 1932.’