Feds refuse to investigate research misconduct at Johns Hopkins; Researcher who committed suicide ‘no longer poses a risk’

Institutional involvement and/or cover-up doesn’t matter? Even if the institution gets $600 million per year from NIH? Really?

From the Washington Post:

So as a last attempt, he figured he’d try the federal government, which paid for much of the research. But the government suggested that the threat to the federal research, if there was any, ended with Lin’s death.

“It is our understanding that these allegations are being investigated by Johns Hopkins University,” said the letter from the Office of Research Integrity.

Besides, it noted, the person responsible for the paper was Lin.

“Deceased respondents no longer pose a risk,” the letter said.

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