Fixing the Fraud: Special Announcement
Exciting news! Next month, at SpotOn London, fellow blogger and scientist Suzi Gage and I are co-ordinating a discussion session on academic misconduct. There's been tons of stuff in the news about this recently, and we feel that now is the time to actually start doing something about it. Over the next month, Counterbalanced and Sifting the Evidence will be hosting guest posts from some of our session panellists, as well as insight, analysis and links from around the web on dodgy deeds that have been going on in science, plus how we might go about fixing the problems. We'd like to make our session at SpotOn as open and accessible as possible, so feel free to leave comments, suggestions, or questions for the us or the panellists. You can follow us on twitter @DrPeteEtchells and @Soozaphone, and use the hashtag #solo12fraud.
The session itself will be chaired by Dr Adam Rutherford, and our panellists are Ed Yong (science journalist), Dr Chris Chambers (research scientist), Dr Ginny Barbour (Chief Editor of PLOS Medicine and Director of COPE), and Prof. Charles Hulme (Associate Editor of Psychological Science). It's sure to be an excellent session (and hopefully a productive one too), so stay tuned for more content soon!
In the meantime, to whet your appetite Ed Yong recently gave an excellent talk at Bristol University entitled 'Science is only human'. Here's the audio recording: