STAP細胞問題から見る日本の研究環境 ――ポスドク問題及び研究成果の過剰な宣伝を中心に――

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STAP細胞問題から見る日本の研究環境 ――ポスドク問題及び研究成果の過剰な宣伝を中心に――
Title Alternative
Unstable Positions, Showy Representations, and Scientific Misconduct: The STAP Cell Scandal and the Vulnerability of the Research Regime in Japan
Author
氏名 前田 裕介
ヨミ マエダ ユウスケ
別名 Maeda Yusuke
氏名 金 凡性
ヨミ キム ボムソン
別名 Kim Boumsoung
Subject
STAP cell scandal
scientific misconduct
postdoctoral problem
reproducibility
science and magic
Abstract

This paper focuses on the STAP cell scandal and investigates structural problems in the scientific regime in Japan. Owing to the Japanese government’s arguably failed policy of increasing the number of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, a multitude of junior scientists, including Haruko Obokata, the main figure of the STAP cell project, were under pressure from under-employment. The authors analyze the representative tactics of the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN) where Obokata’s scientific misconduct occurred. RIKEN, a prestigious research institute, has publicized showy experiments, sometimes transcending the realm of authentic science. This paper argues that the representations made by participants in the STAP cell scandal were analogous with preceding “magical” demonstrations.

Journal Title
広島工業大学紀要. 研究編
Volume
50
Spage
57
Epage
60
Published Date
2016-02
Publisher
広島工業大学
ISSN
1346-9975
NCID
AA11599110
Language
jpn
NIIType
Departmental Bulletin Paper
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出版社版
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