“As the bumper sticker says, “Regime change starts at home.” Seems to be the case with scientists these days.
This month we have seen commendable instances of researchers retracting papers after identifying flaws in their own data — an outbreak of integrity that has us here at Retraction Watch applauding. (We’ve even created a new category, “doing the right thing,” at the suggestion of a reader.)”
A case of academic integrity with comorbid doing the right thing? Could this be an epidemic of sluggishly progressing schizophenia with the indictive symptom of reform delusions?