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New office in France to address scientific integrity

By Sarah Elzas

Scientific integrity is a growing issue in the world of scientific research, and France is no exception. This year, France opened a new Office of Scientific Research Integrity, and the advisory committee met for the first time last week.

They will be addressing a worldwide problem of fraud and cutting corners, which comes from the pressure to publish.

The scientific community has found tools to address the problem, though some say France is lagging behind.

RFI took a look into the issue at a recent conference on scientific integrity in Paris.

(Click on the photo to listen to the report)

 

Main voices in this piece:

- Brandon Stell, founder, Pubpeer.com
- Claire Ribrault, co-founder & co-director, Atelier des Jours à Venir
- Olivier Le Gall, president, French Council of scientific integrity
- Malcolm McLeod, professor, University of Edinburgh

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