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Q&A: Fake Scientific Data Crusader Says Journal Editors Need More Spine

2019年11月21日 19:49 来源于 财新网
Elizabeth Bik, who recently flagged problems in papers by a well-known Chinese scholar, says her goal is to improve science, not to get people in trouble
Cao Xuetao. Photo: VCG

On Nov. 13, Elizabeth Bik, a microbiologist and former associate researcher at Stanford University, raised questions about data presented in a number of academic papers. All of them were either authored by or came from labs run by Cao Xuetao, an immunologist and the president of Tianjin’s prestigious Nankai University. Over the last week, the number of papers flagged by Bik and others has hit 60.

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