Episode 42: Detecting Fraud in Science with dr. Elisabeth Bik

detecting fraud

In this episode we interviewed dr. Elisabeth Bik about detecting fraud in scientific publications. She is an expert in detecting image tampering and has already found problems resulting in the retraction of over 900 articles.

We talk with her about:

  • The percentage of publications that have fraudulent images
  • What steps to take if you find a fraudulent paper
  • Why do serial offenders keep committing fraud
  • How serious journals and institutions take this problem
  • The drawbacks of exposing fraud
  • How you can be more informed when reading papers

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