Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

Karolinska researchers guilty of fraud

Share this article

13:02 CEST+02:00
Two researchers at Stockholm's Karolinska Institute are guilty of research fraud, said a committee charged with investigating the case on Wednesday.

After a review of the research, the professor and doctoral student who were researching alternative pain treatments, investigators found flaws in the material when compared to standard practices.

The review was carried out by the Swedish Research Council at the request of KI and took several years to be completed. Already at the beginning of the year, the review panel established fraud was committed.

“We primarily still consider that there is reason for criticism,” said Björn Thomasson, spokesman for the review panel.

The panel said it was up to KI regarding how to deal with the two researchers.

Katarina Sternudd, a KI spokeswoman, said neither of the researchers currently works at the institute.

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

From our sponsors

Swedish for programmers: Tailored Swedish courses for techies

How do you get a job in Sweden's competitive tech industry if you're new to the country and don't speak the language? Enter SFX-IT, a specialised language course tailored for foreign techies living in Sweden.