.... Misrepresentations in scientific reporting are serious offences,
undermining the most basic principles of science, those that rely on
complete objectivity, with no predetermination of result. Scientific
fraud is both unethical and, ultimately, costly, most especially where
plant, animal, and human life may be endangered by it. So it is
important to live science fields, in particular, to understand more
about factors contributing to scientific fraud in an attempt to reduce
the incidence of it. This study, undertaken by a cross-disciplinary team of life scientists looks at two of these factors: gender and career levels.