2020.8.18 Tue
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Results of investigation into specific research misconduct

Osaka University’s investigation committee announced the results of its investigation into specific research misconduct by one of its faculty members.

Osaka University established an investigative committee in accordance with articles 18 and 20 of the Regulations regarding the Promotion of Research Integrity at Osaka University (articles current at the time of the investigation). The results of their investigation into allegations of research misconduct have revealed specific research misconduct (fabrication, falsification) by a former Osaka University medical faculty member in his research activity.

These misdeeds damaged the public's trust in clinical and fundamental research and caused significant trouble to those individuals directly involved in this research as well as all those affiliated with related research institutes. The university deeply regrets this incident and apologizes to affected individuals.

Osaka University takes this incident very seriously and pledges to do its utmost in raising the awareness of faculty and staff members and preventing a recurrence of any such irregularities.

The university dismissed this medical faculty member on August 18, 2020 according to its dismissal regulations.

[Documents (in Japanese)]

August 18, 2020
Osaka University

* Click here to view the webpage of the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center. (link in Japanese)

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