Gary Dunbar’s university ruled he was not guilty of research misconduct. Nine months later, the federal government demanded another look.
A Michigan neuroscientist is working to correct or retract his collaborator’s findings in at least four papers, following a university investigation that has already resulted in two retractions and three corrections.
The paper is one of more than 8,000 that have been pulled by the publisher this year, after an investigation found evidence of manipulation in the publication and peer-review process.
The resignation follows reporting by Spectrum and Retraction Watch in October about nonexistent references in the retracted article.
Five studies of Alzheimer’s disease or traumatic brain injury, all led by Gary Dunbar at Central Michigan University, have some form of image duplication.
Nearly two-thirds of the article’s references appear to not exist.
A dozen papers have been retracted so far, and six more are planned.
The New York State Psychiatric Institute in New York City is undergoing an audit and a change in leadership following a suicide that occurred during one of its clinical trials.
A total of 17 studies have already been retracted or are slated for retraction over issues with participant consent.