Spectrum: Autism Research News
Mistakes happen in scientific research. Sometimes those errors involve unethical behavior or are so severe that they undermine confidence in a study’s results, requiring a published paper to be yanked from the scientific literature. In this collection of articles from the past year, we highlight some of the blunders that have led to the retractions of a string of neuroscience papers.
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A dozen papers have been retracted so far, and six more are planned.
A total of 17 studies have already been retracted or are slated for retraction over issues with participant consent.
The University of Maryland found the papers included some data without participant consent.
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.
The journal’s decision comes two years after Spectrum covered backlash from researchers over the study.
A renowned researcher’s eye for detail has given her a second career and a new following.
The papers were flagged by a method that has now been called into question.
The retracted studies mar hope for the drug’s use in depression.
Elsevier’s retractions focus on peer review and conflicts of interest.