Thanks for joining me!
I am Elisabeth Bik, microbiome and science integrity consultant, and this blog will be my new place to talk about science integrity. There might be posts about how to report scientific papers of concern, image issues in biomedical papers, plagiarism, data detectives, conflict of interests, “predatory publishers” (not my term), and many other issues.
I got a PhD in Microbiology from the University of Utrecht in The Netherlands, and was a staff scientist at Stanford University, Scientific and Editorial Director at uBiome, and a Director of Science at Astarte Medical, all in California, USA.
In addition, I have been actively searching for image duplications in biomedical science papers, and I wrote several publications on this topic:
- Nature: https://www.nature.com/news/problematic-images-found-in-4-of-biomedical-papers-1.19802
- Science: https://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/730.full
- New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/08/science/cancer-carlo-croce.html
- Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/more-science-than-you-think-is-retracted-even-more-should-be/2018/12/26/dc14fa98-0950-11e9-a3f0-71c95106d96a_story.html
- Le Monde: https://www.letemps.ch/sciences/labos-petits-arrangements-science
- Retraction Watch: http://retractionwatch.com/2016/04/19/one-in-25-papers-contains-inappropriately-duplicated-images-screen-finds/
Also check out my other blog, MicrobiomeDigest.com, which is currently run by a fantastic team of volunteers. Here, you will find (nearly) daily posts with the latests scientific papers on host-associated or environmental microbial communities.
Science builds upon science. Science should be open for self-correction.