NIH GUIDE, Volume 24, Number 38, October 27, 1995

P.T. 34


  Ethics/Values in Science & Technol 

  Grants Administration/Policy+ 

Department of Health and Human Services

Notice is hereby given that the Office of Research Integrity (ORI)

has made final findings of scientific misconduct in the following


Richard Thwaites, University of North Texas Health Science Center at

Fort Worth:  Based on an investigation conducted by the institution,

ORI found that Richard Thwaites, former medical student, engaged in

scientific misconduct by fabricating data in a clinical trial study

supported by a Public Health Service (PHS) grant.

Mr. Thwaites has entered into a Voluntary Exclusion Agreement with

ORI in which he has accepted ORI's finding and, for the three year

period beginning October 3, 1995, has voluntarily agreed to:

(1) exclude himself from any contracting or subcontracting with any

agency of the United States Government and from eligibility for, or

involvement in, nonprocurement transactions (e.g., grants and

cooperative agreements) of the United States Government, as defined

in 45 C.F.R. Part 76 and 48 C.F.R. Subparts 9.4 and 309.4 (Debarment

Regulations); and

(2) exclude himself from serving in any advisory capacity to PHS,

including but not limited to service on any PHS advisory committee,

board, and/or peer review committee, or as a consultant.

No scientific articles were published that relied on the fabricated



For further information contact:

Director, Division of Research Investigations

Office of Research Integrity

5515 Security Lane, Suite 700

Rockville, MD 20852

Telephone:  (301) 443-5330


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