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DFG clamps down on misconduct


Funder opens online portal and issues reprimands to scientists over alleged plagiarism and false statements

The DFG, Germany’s biggest public research funder, has written letters of reprimand to scientists over five incidences of alleged scientific misconduct.

The letters, the DFG said, served to alert the six researchers involved on two cases of alleged plagiarism, two false statements in funding applications and a delegation of review tasks that was not previously agreed.

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