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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 92

A proposed strategy for research misconduct policy: A review on misconduct management in health research system

1 Deputy of Research and Technology, Ministry of Health and Medical Education; NCD Research Centre, Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Deputy of Research and Technology, Ministry of Health and Medical Education; Molecular Microbiology Research Center, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran
3 Department of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4 Deputy of Research and Technology, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Parviz Owlia
Molecular Microbiology Research Center, Faculty of Medicine, Shahed University, Tehran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2008-7802.186227

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Background: Today, with the rapid growth of scientific production, research misconduct has become a worldwide problem. This article is intended to introduce the successful experience on the management of research paper misconducts in the field of health research. Methods: Our aim was to design and develop the strategy for research misconduct policy. Focusing on the national regulatory system, we developed a hierarchical model for paper misconduct policy in all the medical sciences universities and their affiliated research units. Results: Through our regulatory policy for paper misconduct management, specific protocol was followed in the field of health research publications through which the capabilities of covering the four main elements of prevention, investigation, punishment, and correction have come together. Conclusions: Considering the proposed strategy, regarding the strengths and weaknesses, utilization of evaluation tool can be one of the best strategies to achieving the prospective of health research papers by 2025.

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