Ohio State professor resigns after admitting to falsifying data in cancer research


COLUMBUS - The Ohio State University announced that Ching-Shih Chen is no longer an employee at Ohio State after learning he committed research misconduct.

The federal Office of Research Integrity received allegations regarding the misconduct asserting an image of manipulations existed in a number of published articles.

After further review, the university found that Chen committed research misconduct relating to figures in eight journal articles and planned to terminate his employment as a result.

Chen admitted he intentionally falsified data and resigned in September.

Ohio State is retracting the eight articles containing falsified data.

“Ohio State takes all allegations of research misconduct seriously and we are committed to exceeding the federal standards for research integrity,” said Gates Garrity-Rokous, vice president of compliance. “While our policies have been clear in the past, we have substantially increased the funding that supports oversight of our research enterprise. Our goal as a university is to be the best in class for both innovation and research integrity.”

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