Den 21. december 2013
Opdateret: 21. december 2013
I et blogindlæg skriver en Dr. Frost (PDF) at han har kritiseret UVVU's afgørelse i en email til forskningsminister Morten Østergaard. Svaret fra kontorchef Charlotte Elverdam giver indblik i hvorledes UVVU besvarer sådanne henvendelser:
»Dear Dr. Frost,
The Minister for Science, Innovation and Higher Education Morten Østergaard acknowledges receipt of your e-mail dated 14 November 2013.
Further to your concern as to the decision (ruling) dated 28 October 2013 of the Danish Committees on Scientific Dishonesty on Helmuth Nyborg’s contribution to the article “The Decay of Western Civilization: Double Relaxed Darwinian Selection” published in the scientific journal “Personality and Individual Differences”, we are now pleased to invite you to study the translation into English of the decision. You will find the translation following this link:
Based on the conclusions of the Committees they recommend that the article be withdrawn. But, as you will see, the Danish Committees on Scientific Dishonesty have not in any way considered the conclusions drawn by Dr. Nyborg, nor have they ordered him to withdraw the article.
The Committees have been established as stipulated in an act of Parliament to "investigate allegations on research misconduct only, i.e. falsification, fabrication, plagiarism and other serious violation of good scientific practice committed wilfully or grossly negligent on planning, performance or reporting of research results". The Committees are not entitled to consider cases involving the validity or truth of scientific theories or cases involving the research quality of a scientific product.
If you are interested in more information on the mandate of the Committees, you may find all the relevant regulations translated into English here:
General Counsel and
Head of Secretariat for Danish Committees on Scientific Dishonesty«