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NTU professor sacked for medical research malpractice
 

NTU professor sacked for medical research malpractice

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A Nanyang Technological University (NTU) professor, Ravi Kambadur has been sacked from the university and A*STAR, following confirmation of his willful negligence of monitoring and overseeing his research group.
 
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20 Jul 2016 - General
 
Oh my, this news is quite shocking. NTU is a university known for its excellence in the medical sciences and research, and hearing about falsification of research data is quite a big deal, especially that these papers have already been published. We all know that working in research is quite stressful and requires a great deal of patience, wisdom and perseverance, yet falsifying important results that could be used by other studies is simply unacceptable. Considering, too, that the studies may p...
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I remember when I was writing my thesis in Dentistry School... the work is tedious and very demanding. I may never have the discipline to work as a research specialist---it calls for too much patience and time (on one and the same thing), the monotony and disappointment, albeit the occasional triumphs, are what you have to face.

Nevertheless, a research specialist should understand that industries rely on their study to be accurate. Perhaps they are merely motivated to work on it for c...
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Any form of academic dishonesty should not be tolerated. Aside from performing the appropriate disciplinary action, the involved institutions should revisit their admissions criteria when hiring employees in general (not limited to foreign employees). I don't think it is appropriate to call a certain nationality to be "one of the black sheep that spoils the markets". That statement is discriminatory and highly inappropriate to be said by an educated individual. Opportunities of tra...
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Cheating is not due to ethnicity is probably accurate.. but can't imagine this as being understandable? After spending 5 years doing a PhD, you would cheat for reputation, money and the future? and after actually building a reputation, to let it all go down the drain? Singapore may not be able to spot the cheaters, but peer reviewed journals would be able to, as the results will also not be reproducible, and will only be in a matter of time before they are found out. They appear to think the...
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This reflects badly of the type of people we employ from overseas. Actually there are many more people doing this just that they are not caught only. These foreign talents from India are just one of those black sheep that spoils markets. However by employing such people, NTU should not blame purely on those people and also bear a bit of responsibility in their choice of awarding professorship to more trusthworthy people. Singapore is currently using a huge number of foreign talents and this sh...
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Yes zero tolerance should be practiced when it comes to mapractice, falsification of records and plagiarism. There are no excuses for such unethical behavior. It is sad that people like this still emerge every now and then but for us who have experienced doing research know just how hard it is, how desperation tends to soar high and when temptation knocks at your door to show you the easy way out there are those who would open it and welcome it in. I have not heard of such cases in the Philippin...
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It is really a shame that they fabricated results to achieve spectacular result and conclusion about myoglobin . They misled other researchers into believing the false data were true. It is a big step back for research. In Singapore, a lot of emphasis is based on research. we are putting a lot of money like grants etc into research. It is also a requirement when you work in large health institution to participate in research and generate journals in reputable papers. For university, one consider...
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