Office of Research Integrity News

Research Misconduct Finding: Maria Elqutub

Maria Cristina Miron Elqutub engaged in research misconduct by recording dates and providing her own blood samples to cause these samples to be falsely labeled as samples from ninety-eight (98) study subjects in a cancer genetics study involving human blood samples.

Research Misconduct Finding: Gareth John

ORI found that Gareth John, Ph.D. engaged in research misconduct by knowingly and intentionally falsifying data reported in Development 141(12):2414-28, 2014 Jun.

Ranjini Ambalavanar Named Acting DIO Director

The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) has appointed Dr. Ranjini Ambalavanar as Acting Director of the Division of Investigative Oversight. Since joining ORI in 2009, she has handled more than 100 allegations of research misconduct.

Research Misconduct Finding: Murthy, Krishna H.M.

Dr. H.M. Krishna Murthy committed research misconduct in research supported by PHS grants. Dr. Murthy requested a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) of the Departmental Appeals Board to dispute the findings. The ALJ issued a recommended decision to the Acting Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH) granting summary judgment in favor of ORI and sustaining ORI’s proposal to impose a ten-year debarment and a ten-year ban...

Research Misconduct Finding: Brandi Baughman (updated)

Because Dr. Brandi Baughman knew when she signed the 2017 Agreement with ORI that there was an additional paper with falsified figures, she agreed to exclude herself voluntarily from any contracting or subcontracting with any agency of the United States Government...

Research Misconduct Finding: Bhagavathi Narayanan

ORI found that Dr. Bhagavathi Narayanan engaged in research misconduct by knowingly and intentionally falsifying and/or fabricating data reported in the following three published papers and seven grant applications submitted to NIH.

Research Misconduct Finding: Colleen T. Skau

ORI found that Respondent engaged in research misconduct by intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly reporting falsified and/or fabricated data and/or falsifying and/or fabricating data in two (2) papers: