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CANDAL-PEDREIRA, Cristina; ALVAREZ-DARDET, Carlos; RUANO-RAVINA, Alberto  and  PEREZ-RIOS, Mónica. The Research Integrity Office in Spain. A pending issue. Gac Sanit [online]. 2022, vol.36, n.6, pp.557-560.  Epub Mar 13, 2023. ISSN 0213-9111.

In recent years, many cases of scientific misconduct have come to light, some with considerable consequences, highlighting the existing breaches in the scientific integrity globally. In Spain, there have also been high-profile cases of scientific misconduct. However, so far, no organism or agency has been created to monitor the execution, analysis and publication phases of biomedical research from an ethical point of view. Therefore, in this context, we consider that there is a need for the creation of an office which supervises research integrity in Spain which would act in cases of suspected scientific misconduct, carrying out an independent investigation and proposing public sanctions. The existence of such an organism would be of particular importance in the case of publicly funded research, since in that case research fraud would involve the misappropriation of public funds. The creation of an office that would act on detected cases could have a deterrent effect on potential misconduct by some researchers, thus preventing cases of scientific misconduct.

Keywords : Scientific misconduct; Spain; Office of research integrity; Scientific research; Research ethics.

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