How journals uncover scientific fraud

At the end of this module the learner will be able to understand:

  • Scientific fraud as data fabrication and deliberate falsification
  • The extent and harms of scientific fraud
  • Techniques journals may use to uncover fraud
    • Statistical analysis
    • Image checking
    • Linguistic analysis
    • Investigative journalism
    • Peer review (pre- and post-publication)
    • Data sharing
  • Barriers to tackling fraud
  • Principles of research integrity.

Written by:

Trish Groves

Biography :

Trish Groves is head of research at BMJ and editor-in-chief of BMJ Open.


Accreditor credit Accreditation statement
BMJ 4 credits, 4:00 hours BMJ has assigned 4 hours of CPD/CME credit to this module.
BMJ Learning 1 credit, 1:00 hour BMJ Learning has assigned one hour of credit to this module

Release date

05 Feb 2016

Last updated

05 Feb 2016