The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 Implementation

This article is an overview of the DATA Act http://www.datacoalition.org/issues/data-act/ written by The Data Coalition, a trade association dedicated to the transformation of government information into standardized, open data. The Data Act seeks to expand the Federal Accountability and Transparency Act to increase accountability and transparency in Federal Spending.  The DATA Act aims to eliminate many …

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ARTICLE REVIEW: “Hoaxing, Forging, Trimming, and Cooking”: Ignoring Deliberate Misconduct in Research

Irreproducibility has long been a problem in scientific inquiry.  While this can sometimes be blamed on a lack of skill or poor methodology, it can also be due to cheating and forgery that should be addressed aggressively[1].  In a recent article in Nature, titled “Stop Ignoring Research Misconduct”, authors Donald S. Kornfeld and Sandra L. …

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UPDATE: Congress to vote on major healthcare bill on 11/30/16

UPDATE 11/30/16: The bill was passed by the House of Representatives and will move to a Senate vote. UPDATE 12/6/2016: The bill was passed by the Senate and will now go to President Barack Obama to be signed into law. Tomorrow, November 30th, 2016, the House of Representatives will vote on a massive bipartisan healthcare research bill, …

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UPCOMING EVENT: A University Symposium: Promoting Credibility, Reproducibility and Integrity in Research

Columbia University, CUNY and other New York City research institutions are sponsoring what promises to be a truly engaging and stimulating one-day symposium on December 9, 2016. The program will feature a robust discussion of reproducibility and research integrity among leading experts, high-profile journal editors, funders and researchers. The symposium will be interesting and valuable …

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Welcome to the CUNY Research Compliance Blog!

Welcome to the CUNY Research Compliance Blog! We’re so glad you’re here! About the blog: The CUNY Research Compliance Blog will report on all areas of research compliance, ethics and integrity. Our writers will offer news, guidance, and commentary on a variety of hot topics important to both researchers and administrators today. We hope that …

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