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Uncovering Scientific Misconduct

Ginny Barbour, Peter Aldhous, Steve Yentis and David Nicholson take on scientific misconduct and reveal some techniques that journalists can use to detect it.

Session Video

Session Audio

Download the session recording here


Peter Aldhous on uncovering scientific misconduct. You can download the slides here.

Session Review

Catie Lichten, one of the UKCSJ student scholars, reviews the session here

Live Blog

Sarah Collins and Mico Tatalovic covered the session in the live blog.

External Links

The Abnormal Science Blog on image manipulation (via Neil Withers on Twitter, see below)

Feedback on Twitter


The UK Conference of Science Journalists is organised by the Association of British Science Writers.

Last held Wednesday 18 June 2014.

The next UKCSJ will be replaced by the 3rd European Conference of Science Journalists Saturday 23 July 2016 - Manchester

The ABSW is organising the European Conference of Science Journalists (ECSJ) in 2016 along with the European Union of Science Journalists' Associations (EUSJA).   The ECSJ is a satellite event to the European Science Open Forum (ESOF) taking place in Manchester.

Visit the European Conference of Science Journalists pages for the programme and to register to attend

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Archive material of all three UKCSJ's (2010/2012/2014) including full audio of all sessions/write ups and video footage can be accessed through the main menu. 

Dragons' Den

Three aspiring Science Journalists pitched their ideas to the Dragons at UKCSJ14, one individual went on to have a story commissioned and published by Research Fortnight.

Find out more about the competition and the session


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