Just ran across this posting from 12/22/2009. In light of all the fraud being found in articles published in refereed journals (see my posting tagged with “irresponsible reporting“), this may be good news for our patients! With so much of today’s research being funded by the NIH, this change in policy would be a welcomed departure from their current policy of leaving the issue up to the funded institution. You can read more on this issue from The-Scientist.com’s blog.
The announcement came from Dr. Francis Collins, Dir. of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in an interview aired by C-SPAN on their show, “Newsmakers”. You can watch the entire interview on C-SPAN.org