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The assiduous reader will recall that on March 22 I formally contacted MIT regarding the re-use of images in multiple papers by Francesco Stellacci. This includes one instance of an image being re-used to describe a different experiment, which so far has resulted in a correction.
MIT have got back to me stating that they don’t have a report for me yet (I guess Friday was a deadline for delivery of an interim decision), but will get back to me at the end of May. Like many of us, MIT will have their hands full dealing with financial fallout. Nonetheless, I hope that this does not distract them too much from the necessity to ensure academic integrity. I look forward to hearing from them in due course, though depending on their interim decision, I may be bound by confidentiality.

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