Stanford President Resigns Because of Concerns Over Research Practices

From a Wall Street Journal story by Melissa Korn headlined “Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne Resigns Over Concerns Over Research Practices”:

Stanford University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne is resigning, saying the failures highlighted in a recent review by a panel of top scientists could raise questions about his ability to continue leading the school.

The panel, which issued its report Wednesday, found no evidence that Tessier-Lavigne personally engaged in research misconduct, or that he knew of misconduct by others, but determined that data were manipulated in some published scientific papers on which he was a main contributor. The group also said he failed to decisively correct mistakes in published papers as they were uncovered and had lapses in oversight of his labs at multiple institutions.