UM: Research Sabotage

Nature magazine publishes an in-depth report on how a UM graduate student’s research was systematically sabotaged over several months by another lab researcher, who eventually pled guilty to malicious destruction of personal property. “There are few firm numbers showing the prevalence of research sabotage, but conversations with graduate students, postdocs and research-misconduct experts suggest that such misdeeds occur elsewhere, and that most go unreported or unpoliced. In this case, the episode set back research, wasted potentially tens of thousands of dollars and terrorized a young student.” [Source]