“The Panel’s report identified some areas where I should have done better, and I accept the report’s conclusions”
This is exactly what academic leaders should do in this type of situation.
The College Fix reports:
Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne resigns after flaws found in his research
Stanford University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne announced Wednesday he will resign his post August 31 after an investigation found flaws in his research.
Although the probe did not find fraud or misconduct in Tessier-Lavigne’s research, it determined data “were manipulated in some published scientific papers on which he was a main contributor,” The Wall Street Journal reported.
An investigative panel also said “he failed to decisively correct mistakes in published papers as they were uncovered and had lapses in oversight of his labs at multiple institutions,” the outlet reported.
A statement published on Stanford’s website from Tessier-Lavigne stated he is “gratified that the Panel concluded I did not engage in any fraud or falsification of scientific data. Specifically, the Panel did not find that I engaged in research misconduct regarding the twelve papers reviewed, nor did it find I had knowledge of or was reckless regarding research misconduct in my lab.”
“The Panel’s report identified some areas where I should have done better, and I accept the report’s conclusions,” he stated.
“Specifically, the report discusses steps I took to address issues that arose with some publications. I agree that in some instances I should have been more diligent when seeking corrections, and I regret that I was not. The Panel’s review also identified instances of manipulation of research data by others in my lab. Although I was unaware of these issues, I want to be clear that I take responsibility for the work of my lab members,” Tessier-Lavigne added.
As The College Fix previously reported, for the past seven years, public allegations about the research integrity of Tessier-Lavinge’s papers have been posted on PubPeer.
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