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UK retractions increased by over 3,000% in past 20 years, MPs told


House of Commons inquiry on reproducibility and research integrity hears about problems in scientific publishing

The number of scientific papers retracted in the UK grew from just three in 2000 to nearly 100 last year, according to a global database run by the Retraction Watch website.

This represents a growth of over 3,000 per cent and is part of a wider “crisis” of research reproducibility and integrity that MPs are examining through an inquiry at the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee.

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