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Swedish Central Ethics Review Board finds Macchiarini guilty of misconduct, requests retraction of 6

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by Cheshire, Oct 30, 2017.

  1. Cheshire

    Cheshire Moderator Staff Member

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    https://forbetterscience.com/2017/1...f-misconduct-requests-retraction-of-6-papers/

    Reminder: 2 of the 6 articles were published in The Lancet (who published The PACE trial main paper)
     
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    Inara Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Sorry, if this question seems stupid, but I never heard of this Macchiarini before - interesting!

    Is there a connection to ME? Or is there another intention (e.g. with respect to the Lancet and its quality)?
     
  3. Alvin

    Alvin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Has this been covered on retraction watch?
     
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    Andy Committee Member & Outreach

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    Over to you Mr Horton :bag:
     
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    Kalliope Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    The Lancet is retracting!

    The Lancet: The final verdict on Paolo Macchiarini: guilty of misconduct

    In this issue, we are retracting two papers by Paolo Macchiarini and co-authors after receiving requests to do so from the new President of the Karolinska Institute (KI), Ole Petter Ottersen.

    ETA: I am tagging you @dave30th as you might find this of interest
     
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  7. Cheshire

    Cheshire Moderator Staff Member

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    Hum, so do we have to wait for QMUL and the other academic centers to ask for retraction?
     
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    If you tagg after editing, I think it doesn't work, so tagging @dave30th another time just in case.
     
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    Kalliope Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Huh, I didn't know that. Thanks, @Cheshire
     
  10. Esther12

    Esther12 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    That piece from the Lancet was rather less than soul searching.

    Here's their earlier coverage:

    2015: Paolo Macchiarini is not guilty of scientific misconduct
    https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(15)00118-X/fulltext

    2016: Paolo Macchiarini—science in conflict


    https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(16)00341-X/fulltext

    The Lancet takes an 'innocent until proven guilty' approach to scientific misconduct by researchers, seemingly while doing all they can to avoid investigating concerns about their work.
     
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    So does this suggest the PACE authors have to be found guilty of misconduct by their medical bodies to get PACE retracted?

    How do we make this happen?
     
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    Karolinska institutet, where Macchiarini worked, has now had an investigation and it seems the new Rector of the institute, Ole Petter Ottersen, is under suspicion for research misconduct. He was a co-author on a paper in Journal of Neuroscience in 1999, about a specific brain receptor, and three pictures seems to have been duplicated in the same paper. He is highly respected and was hired to get the institute back on track after the Macchiarini-commotion.

    What a mess..

    Khrono: Dagens nyheter: Ottersen mistenkt for forskningsfusk
    google translation: Ottersen suspected of research fraud
     
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    Long blog post on some events around the Macchiarini scandal, including events involving COPE.
    https://forbetterscience.com/2019/0...-at-the-lancet/amp/?__twitter_impression=true
     
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    Didn't the Lancet publish a similar piece about how Wakefield was unjustifiably attacked and that they stand by the paper?

    Almost looks like a pattern if you look for, oh... about 3-4 seconds.
     
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    Paywall, https://www.bmj.com/content/367/bmj.l6676
     
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    Swedish media reports that the whistle blowers in the Macchiarini case are now seeking compensation.

    The so-called whistleblowers in the Macchiarini scandal at Karolinska Institutet are now demanding compensation from the state. These are the researchers who alerted that the surgeon Paolo Macchiarini was cheating on research and results of transplants with artificial trachea.

    The whistleblowers think that they were subjected to reprisals after they alerted about Macchiarini and that they never had the opportunity to defend themselves.

    - Karolinska has invested all its gun powder on trying to smear us in different ways. And probably that kind of reprisal will be lifelong, ”says Oscar Simonson.


    Sveriges radio: Visselblåsarna i Macchiarini-fallet kräver ersättning av staten
    google translation: The whistle blowers in the Macchiarini case demands compensation from the government
     
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    This is announced by the Public Prosecutor's Office today in a press release. It describes how new interrogations were held during the continued preliminary investigation and new written evidence was collected.

    - It has become clear to me that the interventions were carried out in violation of science and proven experience and therefore did not form part of any legal form of healthcare or licensed research study. The interventions, which have caused the three plaintiffs serious physical injuries and great suffering, have thus been carried out completely without legal support. I make the assessment that the three interventions are therefore to be assessed as aggravated assault rather than causing bodily injury, aggravated crime, says Mikael Björk in the press release.


    Dagens Medicin: Paolo Macchiarini åtalas
    google translation: Paolo Macchiarini is being charged
     
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