Reference code(s): GB 1538 M48
Held at: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Title: Independent Committee of Inquiry into the publication of articles in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
In August 1994 two articles based on unsubstantiated research were published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Due to the resulting furore the College President, who was also the Journal editor, felt it necessary to resign from both positions, despite being exonerated from collusion in the deception. This committee was set up as an independent body by Council in November 1994 and produced its report in June 1995. The College Secretary's Office provided the secretariat for the enquiry.
Scope and content/abstract:
Papers of an independent committee of inquiry into the publication of articles in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 1994-1995, including correspondence with Members and Fellows of the RCOG, correspondence with those submitting evidence, and final report.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
Conditions governing access:
Open 20 years after last date on file.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright: vested in the College.
A general index to the files listed in the catalogue of the Archives of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is maintained in the College Archives; refer to the College Archivist.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:
No further accruals are expected.
Immediate source of acquisition:
The papers, with the exception of the final report, were transferred to the Archives by the College Secretary's Office. The final report was transferred from the Presidents Office.
Existence and location of originals:
Existence and location of copies:
Archivist's note: Compiled by Clare Cowling, Archivist, RCOG.
Rules or conventions: National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997; ISAD(G), Second Edition, 2000.
Date(s) of descriptions: February 2001