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KI investigating new case involving researcher Paolo Macchiarini


Karolinska Institutet (KI) is investigating another case of suspected scientific misconduct involving the researcher Paolo Macchiarini.

The case concerns a scientific article in which Paolo Macchiarini is one of the authors. The issue was discovered during a review that the university is conducting to detect scientific misconduct.

The current case concerns a scientific article published in the journal Respiration in late November, 2015. There are ambiguities in the article, including about ethical approvals, among other things.

“I received the case on my desk last week. We have analyzed it and will demand answers from the researchers involved. After that, we will decide if we will submit the matter for external review,” says Henrik Grönberg, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Karolinska Institutet.

Karolinska University Hospital has been informed about the case.