Investigations into research misconduct cost US institutions more than US$110 million per year, estimates a study published this week. But experts contacted by Nature question whether calculating the cost of investigation is the right way to measure the impact of research misconduct.

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  1. #1 Pierce R. Butler
    August 24, 2010


    How does that compare to, say, fact-checking at broadcast news networks?

  2. #2 Greg Laden
    August 24, 2010

    I don’t know. They should get some estimates and try doing it for a while!

  3. #3 Pierce R. Butler
    August 25, 2010

    But that would create a hostile work environment for the on-air talent…