The Medical Research Council's approach to allegations of scientific misconduct.

@article{Evans2000TheMR,
  title={The Medical Research Council's approach to allegations of scientific misconduct.},
  author={I. Marta Evans},
  journal={Science and engineering ethics},
  year={2000},
  volume={6 1},
  pages={91-4}
}
The UK's Medical Research Council (MRC) introduced a specific policy and procedure for inquiring into allegations of scientific misconduct in December 1997; previously cases had been considered under normal disciplinary procedures. The policy formally covers staff employed in MRC units, but those in receipt of MRC grants in universities and elsewhere are expected to operate under similar policies. The MRC's approach is stepwise: preliminary action; assessment to establish prima facie evidence… CONTINUE READING