Pakistani Scientists Launch Scientific Ethics Drive

In an effort to stop growing trend of plagiarism, falsification, misreporting, denying authors credit for their work and gift authorship, researchers, social scientists and journalists have agreed to set up a national network to fight the problem by launching a scientific ethics drive.

Plagiarism, falsification, misreporting, denying authors credit for their work and gift authorship (in which non-authors gain credit for the work) were preventing the country from turning its indigenous science to economic benefits.

Participants at ‘The Conduct of Responsible Science: Safety, Security and Ethics’ – a meeting held in Islamabad, unanimously agreed to create a multidisciplinary national network to promote and strengthen the responsible conduct of science.

To begin with, such a network may take the shape of an online social network, so that more and more like-minded people may join it easily,” said Abid Azhar, co-director of the Dr. A. Q. Khan Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering.

“Then, it can be transformed into a national organization with regional chapters and broad-based participation.”

Ultimately, this network is likely to investigate any alleged misconduct. It is planned to establish this network with-in 6 months from now.

Via SciDev


  • Its very good efforts. Worldwide universities use various kind of such software to analyse the plagiarism level in student’s assignments and its very good to keep a good standard in all ways.


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