Scientific Frauds

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Introduction
Scientific frauds could be also called as knowledgeable deception and they are high on rise, some of them stayed within the scientific community making headlines and some them have reached the public who have paid the price of such frauds such as in the case of Autism linked MMR vaccine, which had caused a stir and people still remain to be affected by it and then there is the case of Woo-Suk Hwang,an stem cell researcher who rose to fame however soon it was known that the data was fabricated and the papers were retracted.The general public wasnt affected by it however it does involve and time and money to replicate such results and which is never acheived.
So it actually a fraud or a human error, the only difference between a fraud and an error is intention.
It could be argued that is there any room for scientists to make errors and yes we all are capable of making errors, they can make errors too however they have the chance to correct such errors before publishing such data instead such papers do see the light of the day, a lot is dependent on these scientific researchers then why is the data tampered and results are achieved per the own needs, a research shouldn’t driven as per the needs of an individual or for any sector [1]. It is based on any actual data which may eventually lead to saving lives or aiming for a better world or better resources or a better environment.
Driving factors for scientific frauds
Science is a result driven discipline, a ‘Publish or Perish ‘environment which is like the survival of the fittest, where everything is data in facts, figures and tables. It could be an increase in competition to stand out, to publish the best journals, research which atleast looks like a breakthrough and the rewards associated with this are also high as compared to the research budgets [2]. The data that is published in such frauds is…...

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