Chinese Authorities Unite to Punish Research Frauds
Liao Shumin
/SOURCE : Yicai
Chinese Authorities Unite to Punish Research Frauds

(Yicai Global) Nov. 9 -- Fourteen Chinese government agencies have joined hands to punish people and institutions who falsify data in their research.

Punishments include being suspended from conducting research projects, having bonuses recovered and national rewards and nominations revoked, according to statement published online by the National Development and Reform Commission today.

Other departments supporting the message include the central bank, the securities regulator and China's top price setter and economic planner, the National Development and Reform Commission.

Further punitive measures, which can be dished out to cheating individuals or institutions, include suspending their right to nominate members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and Chinese Academy of Science; preventing them from working in civil service; cutting government funding, restricting access to land and production licenses and financial punishments, such as a black mark on credit ratings that will affect loans, public share offerings and equity bonuses.

Those who could be in the firing line include individual researchers, reviewers, nominees and candidates for awards, legal entities, project management organizations, intermediary agencies and national associations, according to the document.

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Keywords: Science , RESEARCH