Public Data ‘Tip of Iceberg’ for Misconduct Investigations
Journalists from Research Professional News joined us at our 2022 SRAI Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. See what they learned from the session Research Data Forensics: Acquiring and Analyzing Research Data During Research Misconduct Investigations. The article below was first published on www.reserachprofessionalnews.com.
SRAI 2022: Investigators examining conduct concerns may need to sequester non-public research data, consultant says.
Publicly available data is only the ‘tip of the iceberg’ of what might need to be examined when an institution is investigating concerns about research conduct, according to a specialist in ‘research data forensics’—the practices used to find other relevant data for analysis.
Mary Walsh, chief scientific investigator at Maidstone Consulting Group—who also works on data forensics at Harvard Medical School in the United States—told attendees at the annual meeting of the Society of Research Administrators International that non-public data are often needed to effectively address research conduct concerns.
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