Scientific fraud cases

  • Posted on: 10 July 2015
  • Last updated on: 19 December 2016

Case : Olivier Voinnet (France)

Fraud type : Images duplication/manipulation
Name : Olivier Voinnet
Position & Institutions : Professor of RNA biology at the ETH Zurich, director of research at CNRS in Strasbourg.
Date : 2015 - 2017
Cases reported by/on : PubPeer
Fraud type : Scientific misconducts
Number of publication retractions/corrections: 8 retractions and >20% of his publications have been corrected.
Investigation body : An independent commission of inquiry at ETH Zurich & the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS).
Investigation report(s) & communication :
Decision : Olivier Voinnet has been suspended from the the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) for 2 years.
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