Policies and initiatives aimed at addressing research misconduct in high-income countries

PLoS Med. 2013;10(3):e1001406. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001406. Epub 2013 Mar 26.


David Resnik and Zubin Master review current policies and initiatives for preventing and managing research misconduct in high-income countries, summarize some high profile cases of misconduct, and make suggestions on ways forward.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Developing Countries / economics*
  • Humans
  • Income*
  • Scientific Misconduct / ethics*

Grant support

This article is the work product of an employee or group of employees of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH). However, the statements, opinions or conclusions contained therein do not necessarily represent the statements, opinions or conclusions of NIEHS, NIH, Health Canada, the Canadian Research Integrity Forum, or the United States or Canadian governments. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.