Research misconduct

The following tables show the number of allegations of research misconduct received and the investigation outcomes since 2012, as well as the types of allegations made this year, and since 2012.

Allegations of research misconduct
YearComplaints receivedFull investigation
 2012/13  6  
 2013/14  8  
 2014/15  9  2
 2015/16  8  1
 2016/17  12  
 2017/18  8  1
 2018/19  6  1
 2019/20  5  1
 
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2012 - 20 Research misconduct outcomes
OutcomeNo
 Allegation rejected  9
 Case dismissed  29
 Informal resolution  15
 Full investigation  6
 
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2012 - 20 Nature of research misconduct allegations
Nature of allegation%
 Authorship disputes  29%
 Plagiarism  27%
 Data manipulation  13%
 Data fabrication  11%
 Ethical misconduct  9%
 Duplicate publication  5%
 Conflict of interest  4%
 Misuse of funds  2%
 
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2019 - 20 Nature of research misconduct allegations
Nature of allegation%
 Plagiarism  40%
 Ethical misconduct  40%
 Duplicate publication  20%
 
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