The travelling circus of research integrity in Strasbourg

Originally posted on For Better Science:
On March 8, an international scientific review board will be evaluating the research at the French CNRS Institut de Biologie Moléculaire des Plantes (IBMP) in Strasbourg. This is the place where the former star (and now misconduct-tainted pariah) of plant sciences Olivier Voinnet shot to fame, where his main lab…

Physician Health Programs (PHPs): The Ford Granada of Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) and Stuntman Mike is at the wheel.

Originally posted on Disrupted Physician:
https://youtu.be/qzIVJlOPwxQ PHPs are essentially Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)  for doctors, nurses and other health care professionals.    The vast majority of people know little or nothing about Physician Health Programs (PHPs) but they should. The grand plan is expansion to other occupations under what they are calling the “New Paradigm.”…

Peer review ghost-writing, or do professors understand plagiarism?

Originally posted on For Better Science:
Every academic will probably agree that plagiarism is wrong. It is absolutely not OK to pass someone’s else’s intellectual work as one’s own. Plagiarised research papers get retracted regularly, on several occasions plagiarism in dissertation led to withdrawal of doctorate, most notably among several German politicians. There is however…

El Derecho Penal Subjetivo (Ius Puniendi)

EL DERECHO PENAL SUBJETIVO (IUS PUNIENDI): LOS PRINCIPIOS LEGITIMANTES DEL DERECHO PENAL Derecho penal subjetivo es la expresión con que se designa el derecho subjetivo de penar correspondiente al Estado. El derecho penal subjetivo se opone, de esta manera, al derecho penal objetivo, es decir, al constituido por las manifestaciones concretas de aquel contenidas en…

Re: Comunicado de Rectoría (Abril 21, 2017) Universidad del Valle (Cali, Colombia): Rendición de Cuentas

Bogotá D.C. 7 de Mayo de 2017   Señor, Edgar Varela Barrios rector Universidad del Valle Cali, Colombia   Cordial saludo,   Con respecto a: “La rendición de cuentas es una exigencia continua que hace la Ley a los administradores públicos para que la comunidad conozca los resultados de su gestión y la transparencia en…

Control en los Examenes de admisión para especialidades médicas

Autor: Julián Valdés Petición a la Procuraduría General de la Nación. “En Colombia, a diferencia de otros países, no existe un examen único para ingreso a especialidades médicas. Cada universidad tiene su propio proceso, que puede constar solamente de un examen o estar acompañado de una entrevista. Miles de médicos cada año recorren todo el…

Mandating Drug-Testing of Unknown Validity while removing the procedural safeguards of forensic drug testing: The plan to Introduce Laboratory Developed Tests into Mainstream Healthcare

Originally posted on Disrupted Physician:
Chain-of-Custody refers to the document or paper trail showing the collection, control, transfer, analysis and disposition of laboratory tests.  It is the written documentation of a specimen from the moment of collection to the final destination to the review and reporting of the final results.   The multi-part chain-of-custody form…