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NIH Guide: FINDINGS OF SCIENTIFIC MISCONDUCT

FINDINGS OF SCIENTIFIC MISCONDUCT 

NIH GUIDE, Volume 25, Number 42, December 6, 1996

 

P.T. 34



Keywords:

  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 a final finding of scientific misconduct in the following

case:

 

Eric Whitters, Ph.D., University of Oregon:  Based upon an

investigation conducted by the University of Oregon as well as Dr.

Whitters' own admission, ORI found that Eric Whitters, Ph.D., former

postdoctoral fellow, Institute of Molecular Biology at the University

of Oregon, engaged in scientific misconduct by fabricating

experimental results that involved the selective growth of yeast

strains that he represented as having temperature-sensitive

phenotypes.  The research was supported in part by a grant from the

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), National

Institutes of Health (NIH).

 

Dr. Whitters has accepted the ORI finding and has entered into a

Voluntary Exclusion Agreement with ORI in which he has voluntarily

agreed, for the three year period beginning November 6, 1996, to

exclude himself from:

 

(1) 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

(Debarment Regulations), and

 

(2) serving in any advisory capacity to the Public Health Service

(PHS), including, but not limited to, service on any PHS advisory

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

 

The research at issue did not affect any published research and was

not included in any grant application.

 

INQUIRIES

 

For further information, contact:

 

Acting 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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