Schneider Shorts 18.11.2022 – a Spanish university hunts “Nazis”, Indian elites flock to a scamference, publishers embracing fraud, WHO embracing papermills, the fall of COPE, with a Dutch sexual harasser, Saudi and Egyptian data forgers, other science elites in a race to the bottom, and a diet advice to eat sand.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has a cancer research unit in France, IARC. Some papers from there contain impressive manipulations. The works of art are authored by Massimo Tommasino and his former junior colleague there Uzma Hasan, now tenured group leader at INSERM. Some of this research took place at the Schering-Plough Research Institute which was taken over by German pharma giant Merck.