UCLA walks back claim that application for $50 million grant included fake data

More than a month after a federal watchdog announced that a UCLA scientist had included fake data in a grant application worth more than $50 million, the university says the application didn’t have issues, after all. In early August, the U.S. Office of Research Integrity (ORI) said that Janina Jiang faked data in eleven grant … Continue reading UCLA walks back claim that application for $50 million grant included fake data

Former NCI postdoc faked data, says federal watchdog

A former postdoc at the National Cancer Institute faked 15 figures and a movie in grant applications, presentations, a paper, and an unpublished manuscript, according to a federal watchdog. The finding from the U.S. Office of Research Integrity (ORI) comes more than a year after PLOS Biology retracted a 2016 paper and noted that the … Continue reading Former NCI postdoc faked data, says federal watchdog

‘A significant departure’: Former Kentucky researcher faked 28 figures in grant applications and papers, say Feds

A former researcher at the University of Kentucky committed misconduct in both published papers and grant applications, according to a federal watchdog. The finding from the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) comes two years after the University of Kentucky announced that it had concluded that the scientist, Stuart Jarrett, had committed misconduct on four papers … Continue reading ‘A significant departure’: Former Kentucky researcher faked 28 figures in grant applications and papers, say Feds

UCLA veteran researcher faked data in 11 grant applications, per Feds

A 10-year veteran of the University of California, Los Angeles “engaged in research misconduct by knowingly and recklessly” faking data in 11 different grant applications, according to a U.S. federal watchdog. Janina Jiang, who joined UCLA’s pathology and laboratory medicine department in 2010, faked “flow cytometry data to represent interferon-γ (IFN-γ) expression in immune cells … Continue reading UCLA veteran researcher faked data in 11 grant applications, per Feds

Leading primate researcher admits to faking data in NIH grant applications, paper

The director of the Southwest National Primate Research Center at Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio faked data 10 different times in federal grant applications and a now-retracted paper, according to the U.S. Office of Research Integrity. The Texas primate center has garnered some attention during the pandemic for taking part in tests of … Continue reading Leading primate researcher admits to faking data in NIH grant applications, paper

NYU postdoc with federal research misconduct settlement awarded NIH grant

A postdoc at New York University’s Grossman School of Medicine who the U.S. Office of Research Integrity found engaged in research misconduct while a postdoc at another institution has been awarded an NIH grant just months after being sanctioned.  The postdoc, Shuo Chen, didn’t admit or deny the ORI’s findings, but agreed to one year … Continue reading NYU postdoc with federal research misconduct settlement awarded NIH grant

Cancer researcher faked data for 24 images in work funded by nine NIH grants: Federal watchdog

A cancer researcher faked data in a grant application, her PhD thesis, and seven published papers, according to the U.S. Office of Research Integrity. Toni Brand, who earned her PhD from the University of Wisconsin and served as a postdoc at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), “engaged in research misconduct by knowingly or … Continue reading Cancer researcher faked data for 24 images in work funded by nine NIH grants: Federal watchdog

Einstein fired researcher in 2019, more than two years before ORI finding

A researcher who agreed to a dozen years of supervision for NIH-funded research was fired from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at the end of 2019, Retraction Watch has learned. As we reported last week, the U.S. Office of Research Integrity (ORI) found that the researcher, Hui (Herb) Bin Sun, and a colleague, Daniel … Continue reading Einstein fired researcher in 2019, more than two years before ORI finding

Einstein duo faked data in 16 federal grant applications: ORI

A pair of researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York faked data in 50 figures in 16 NIH grant applications for six years starting in 2013, according to new findings from the U.S. Office of Research Integrity (ORI). According to the ORI, Daniel Leong, a former lab tech at Einstein, intentionally, … Continue reading Einstein duo faked data in 16 federal grant applications: ORI

Award-winning Berkeley postdoc faked data, says federal watchdog

A former University of California, Berkeley postdoc in physics “engaged in research misconduct in research reported in a grant application” submitted to the NIH, according to the U.S. Office of Research Integrity. The postdoc, Shuo Chen, “reused an image of visual cortex neurons to represent fluorescence calcium imaging of hippocampal neurons,” the ORI said. Chen, … Continue reading Award-winning Berkeley postdoc faked data, says federal watchdog