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In the news: July & August 2022


The news includes articles on compliance with data sharing statements, whether retractions affect public perception of the poor science, a game which encourages researchers to think about research integrity issues, and more. The news is gathered by COPE Council members.


Retraction does not reduce attention to problematic research papers, according to a new study in PNAS which found that by the time a paper is retracted, public attention is already diminished.

Data and reproducibility

A study has found that many researchers do not comply with their published data sharing statement.

Research integrity

Dilemma Games, an app that makes a game out of resolving research-integrity dilemmas, aims to get researchers talking about research integrity issues.

The African Research Integrity Network was formally launched at WCRI 2022.

The journal Cureus, has admitted that it's new "name and shame" feature launched to “highlight authors who have committed egregious ethical violations as well as the institutions that enabled them”, could cause damage to the careers of researchers named. 

Diversity, equity, inclusivity, and accessibility

Learned Publishing has issued a call for papers for a special issue on implementing DEIA initiatives.

Nature has published an editorial, the first in its history to be signed by guest editors, to launch to the creation of a series of special issues dedicated to racism in science.

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Page last updated: 24 July 2022