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Investigating international misconduct

The rise in cross-border collaborations is making it more difficult to police misconduct. Christine Boesz and Nigel Lloyd argue for a framework to examine allegations and hold researchers accountable.

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  1. *The committee is an expert group of the Global Science Forum (GSF). For more information visit

  2. The consensus paper was developed following a Workshop on Best Practices for Ensuring Scientific Integrity and Preventing Misconduct in Tokyo, held by the GSF and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan. The consensus paper can be found at

  3. Australia, Germany, Poland, South Africa and Turkey are also part of the initiative but were unable to send representatives.

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Boesz, C., Lloyd, N. Investigating international misconduct. Nature 452, 686–687 (2008).

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