Perceptions that retracted articles and instances of scientific misconduct are on the rise have prompted calls for harsher sanctions. (To learn about a recent point-counterpoint on this topic, click here.) What do you think?
What is the best approach to curbing scientific misconduct and outright fraud?
Crack down hard! Conduct vigorous investigations and criminalize fraud.
Fund oversight bodies more generously and enforce existing rules more consistently while avoiding overreliance on the criminal justice system.
Encourage more transparency and address underlying pressures on researchers that may encourage fraud.