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Science and Technology Committee (Commons)
Accepting written submissions
The Committee is undertaking an inquiry on the issues raised in the POSTnote (PDF 431 KB), and following up the 2011 report (PDF 2.64 MB).
The previous Science and Technology Committee reported on ''Peer review in scientific publications (PDF 2.64 MB)' in 2011, after which Universities UK coordinated the establishment of a 'Research Integrity Concordat'. The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) has recently published a POSTnote (PDF 431 KB) which discusses trends and developments on fraud, misconduct and mistakes in research and the publication of research results. It indicates that the trend in misconduct/mistakes in publishing is still upwards. There has also been a so-called 'crisis in reproducibility' of research.
No evidence has been published by the committee yet.
There are currently no public meetings scheduled.
Science and Technology Committee launch an inquiry on the issues raised in the POSTnote, and follow-up a previous report