Lieber’s arrest marked merely the latest development in an ongoing crackdown by the United States government and American universities on “academic espionage,” the process by which scientists pass academic research at American universities to foreign governments.
Current Policy, Past Investigations Offer Window Into Harvard’s Next Steps In Abramson Plagiarism Case
The allegations against Abramson evoke comparisons between University policies for responding to undergraduates who commit academic dishonesty and procedures concerning faculty misconduct.
At least one high-profile paper authored by a former Medical School professor has been formally retracted and a federally funded clinical trial put on hold.
The professor, Piero Anversa, left the Medical School in December 2015 after investigations into the integrity of his research.