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Science council takes on research fraud

Stockholm, Sweden -- The Swedish Research Council says it will take strong action against researchers and scientists who are found to have committed research fraud.

In a release Wednesday, the council said researchers who are guilty of plagiarism, falsification or inventing results face loss of current and future funding.

Any researcher deemed to have deviated from good academic practice or to be academically fraudulent will be barred for up to 10 years from applying for grants from the council, and disbursement of already granted funding will be terminated.