Thursday, March 06, 2008

Will India get its own Office of Research Integrity?

The US has one; is India getting ready for it? Nature News reports:

India is to consider creating a national body to investigate plagiarism and misconduct in science after a string of high-profile frauds.

C. N. R. Rao, who heads the national science advisory committee, told Nature that he will discuss the proposal at his next meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Rao was reacting to the news that Sri Venkateswara University in southern India is to reopen a massive fraud case involving chemistry professor, Pattium Chiranjeevi. [...]

Thanks to Prof. S. Ranganathan and Pradeepkumar for their e-mail alert.