CSIR-CDRI scientists take steps to correct mistakes in images

On June 6, two days after the report on image duplication in papers by CSIR-CDRI scientists was published, the director has instructed them to either send the correct image to the journal and get an erratum published or retract the paper if the mistake has an impact on the conclusion or if the mistake has … Continue reading CSIR-CDRI scientists take steps to correct mistakes in images

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Bhim B. Prasad of BHU has 51 papers with manipulated, duplicated images

Prof. Bhim Bali Prasad from Banaras Hindu University has 51 papers on Pubpeer for image manipulation and/or duplication. There are more papers with manipulated images. Dr. Rashmi Madhuri, who did her PhD under Prof. Prasad's supervision, is a co-author in 16 papers. Dr. Madhuri is under investigation for image manipulation at IIT Dhanbad. With 51 … Continue reading Bhim B. Prasad of BHU has 51 papers with manipulated, duplicated images

With 23 more added, Amrita Centre for Nanosciences has 38 papers with duplicated, manipulated images

With 23 more papers added to Pubpeer, the total number of papers with image duplication and/or manipulation from Amrita Centre for Nanosciences and Molecular, Kochi stands at 38. In addition, there are 11 papers that have been corrected for image problems and two retracted for the same reason, taking the grand total of problematic papers to … Continue reading With 23 more added, Amrita Centre for Nanosciences has 38 papers with duplicated, manipulated images

Amrita Centre for Nanosciences has 12 papers with duplicated images, seven already corrected

At last count, the Amrita Centre for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Kochi has 12 papers that have duplicated images. Image manipulation was seen only in one paper. Seven papers have already been corrected, and four more are in the process of being corrected. The Amrita Centre … Continue reading Amrita Centre for Nanosciences has 12 papers with duplicated images, seven already corrected

Avinash C. Pandey of University of Allahabad has 25 papers with manipulated, duplicated images

Prof. Avinash Chandra Pandey formerly with the University of Allahabad and now the Director of Inter University Accelerator Centre (IUAC) in Delhi has 25 papers listed on Pubpeer for image manipulation and duplication. Dr. Prashant Sharma of IIT Dhanbad, who is under investigation for image manipulation, is a co-author in 19 of 25 papers published … Continue reading Avinash C. Pandey of University of Allahabad has 25 papers with manipulated, duplicated images

Chitra Mandal of CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology has seven more papers with manipulated images

Dr. Chitra Mandal, a SERB Distinguished Fellow at the CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata has seven more papers with problematic images — manipulation and/or duplication. These papers have been listed on Pubpeer. With this, there are 35 problematic papers by Dr. Mandal. The number of papers by Dr. Chitra Mandal, a SERB Distinguished Fellow at the CSIR-Indian … Continue reading Chitra Mandal of CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology has seven more papers with manipulated images

Chitra Mandal of CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology admits to ‘unintentional mistakes’; Nine more papers listed on Pubpeer

Dr. Chitra Mandal of CSIR-IICB has admitted to “unintentional mistakes” in her papers. Dr. Elisabeth M. Bik and another person have identified additional nine papers with image manipulation and/or duplication. With this the total number of papers with problematic images stands at 28. The last word has not been said yet. There important things happened … Continue reading Chitra Mandal of CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology admits to ‘unintentional mistakes’; Nine more papers listed on Pubpeer

19 papers of Chitra Mandal from CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology have duplicated images

Dr. Chitra Mandal, a SERB Distinguished Fellow at the CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata, has 19 papers listed on Pubpeer for image manipulation and/or duplication. She is the corresponding author in 17 papers. All the problematic images were double-checked by an independent expert. All the papers of Dr. Mandal that have been listed on … Continue reading 19 papers of Chitra Mandal from CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology have duplicated images

Interview: Scientists found guilty will face suitable disciplinary action, says Shekhar Mande

The committee formed on June 3 has been given a defined time period, with a request to complete the investigations as speedily as possible, Dr. Shekhar C. Mande, Director-General of CSIR tells me. The committee has been asked to be objective, fair, and fiercely impartial in their investigations as a former CSIR-IITR director and the … Continue reading Interview: Scientists found guilty will face suitable disciplinary action, says Shekhar Mande

CSIR-IITR case is being investigated speedily: CSIR Director-General Shekhar Mande

CSIR Director-General Dr. Shekhar C Mande in response to a Facebook comment said that the CSIR-IITR case is “being investigated speedily”. His comment came after I posted the third article citing 24 additional papers (taking the total to 130) containing manipulated and/or duplicated images. Today, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) finally broke … Continue reading CSIR-IITR case is being investigated speedily: CSIR Director-General Shekhar Mande