JO investigation into KI dropped
The Parliamentary Ombudsman (JO) has dropped the inquiry that it launched last spring following the report filed by Paolo Macchiarini against Karolinska Institutet.
In November 2016, Paolo Macchiarini reported KI to the Parliamentary Ombudsman, accusing the university of having made serious mistakes in its investigation into allegations of scientific misconduct concerning articles published in scientific journals, including Nature Communications and The Lancet. According to Macchiarini, this caused considerable damage to his and his co-authors’ professional reputation.
The Parliamentary Ombudsman has now announced that he is closing the investigation after having obtained documents from KI and spoken to one of the university’s lawyers. “The facts as presented give me no reason to continue the investigation,” he writes.