Anonymity and pseudonymity in whistleblowing to the U.S. Office of Research Integrity.

TitleAnonymity and pseudonymity in whistleblowing to the U.S. Office of Research Integrity.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsPrice, AR
JournalAcademic Medicine
Volume73
Issue5
Pagination467-72
Date Published05/1998
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number1040-2446
Accession Number9609854
KeywordsANONYMS , Anonyms and Pseudonyms , Government , Government Regulation , Scientific , Scientific Misconduct , Truth , Truth Disclosure , United , United States , United States Office of Research Integrity , whistleblowing
AbstractThis paper summaries the experiences of the Office of Research Integrity and its predecessor from 1989 through 1997, and discusses how the ORI handles anonymous allegations of scientific misconduct. Although the record shows that research institutions and the ORI have treated such allegations seriously, the fraction of complainants to the ORI who remain anonymous is small; few anonymous complaints are sufficiently substantive to be pursued; and only 1 of these 13 cases resulted in an ORI finding of scientific misconduct.
URLhttp://ori.dhhs.gov/documents/anonymity.pdf
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