NIH GUIDE, Volume 24, Number 13, April 7, 1995

P.T. 34


  Ethics/Values in Science & Technol 

  Grants Administration/Policy+ 

Department of Health and Human Services

The notice beginning on page 9032 in the February 16, 1995 issue of

the Federal Register and Vol. 24, No. 8, March 3, 1995 of the NIH

Guide, entitled "Findings of Scientific Misconduct" is hereby

reprinted in its entirety to correct the name of the university's

organizational unit referenced in the original printing:

Aaron Apte, Stanford University:  The Division of Research

Investigations of the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) reviewed an

investigation conducted by Stanford University into possible

scientific misconduct on the part of Mr. Aaron Apte, a former

technician in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine.  Mr. Apte and

his research were supported by  U.S. Public Health Service grants.

ORI concluded that Mr. Apte fabricated data for research by cutting

from a former coworker's notebook a scintillation counter printout,

pasting it into his own notebook, and representing it as his own

results from a different experiment on the binding of angiotensin to

transfected cells.  Mr. Apte has been debarred from eligibility for

and involvement in grants as well as other assistance awards and

contracts from the Federal Government for a period of three years.

The fabricated research did not appear in any publications.


For further information, contact:


Division of Research Investigations

Office of Research Integrity

5515 Security Lane, Suite 700

Rockville, MD  20852

Telephone:  (301) 443-5330


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