Proposed Increases in Government Authority Over Research Misconduct Proceedings


Published on: June 20, 2024

Published inJAMA

Summary: The article examines a proposed increase in government authority over research misconduct proceedings and notes that academic and medical institutions should understand the public, political, and ethical pressures on the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) to enhance oversight of research integrity. Institutions can alleviate some of these pressures by making their research misconduct processes more exacting, efficient, and, when possible, more transparent regarding the outcomes of specific cases. This can lead to improved public trust in the scientific research enterprise.