Talk: Dark Side of Science – Misconduct in Biomedical Literature

7.00 – 8.00pm on Friday, 24 February 2023

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Science journalists rely on academic research and papers for articles but are they sufficiently scrutinised and what happens when they are retracted? Join us for a talk by Dr Elisabeth Bik on her work on misconduct in biomedical literature to gain insight into the dark side of science, not often covered by the media.

Dr Elisabeth Bik is a Dutch-American microbiologist who has worked for 15 years at Stanford and two years in industry. Since 2019, she is a science integrity volunteer and consultant who scans the biomedical literature for images or other data of concern. Her work has resulted in over 900 retracted and another 900 corrected papers. For her work on exposing various threats to research integrity, she received the 2021 John Maddox Prize.