It was confirmed that Kookmin University, which evaded verification of the 2008 thesis of Kim Gun-hee, the wife of Yun Seok-yeol, the presidential candidate for the People’s Power, on the grounds of an addendum clause, verified the thesis of other people with similar conditions according to the instructions of the Ministry of Education in the past. Kim’s thesis is also drawing attention as the possibility of investigation increases depending on whether the Ministry of Education is instructed.
As a result of confirmation by the Ministry of Education by Seo Dong-yong, a member of the National Assembly’s Education Committee, a member of the Democratic Party of Korea (Suncheon Gwangyang-gok Seong-gurye-eul, Jeollanam-do), Kookmin University reported a total of 24 cases in 2019, including six papers in which the children of Kookmin University professors were registered as co-authors to verify the research fraudulent research on the thesis of underage co-authors. We investigated the thesis of minor co-authors.
Among them, 17 papers prior to 2012 were included, including two papers in 2008 that were published in the same year as Kun-Hee Kim’s papers, 12 papers in 2009, one paper in 2010, and two papers in 2011. At that time, it was confirmed that Kookmin University conducted a formal research ethics committee investigation.
In response, an official from Kookmin University acknowledged, “Other private universities that have restrictions on the statute of limitations for investigations conducted investigations until they passed the statute of limitations in 2019.” The situation is different from Kim Gun-hee’s case because he also verified the thesis.”
Earlier, on the 10th, Kookmin University applied the provisions of the provisions of the supplementary provisions of its own Research Ethics Committee, ‘Research misconduct up to August 31, 2012 will not be processed after 5 years have elapsed.’ It was stated that the thesis could not be verified. According to this standard, papers before August 2012 cannot be verified. (Related article Kookmin University, suddenly “Kim Geon-hee’s thesis cannot be investigated, the statute of limitations has passed”… Addendum written by hand http://omn.kr/1v5th)
Rep. Seo said, “It is difficult to understand the results of the preliminary investigation by Kookmin University’s Research Ethics Committee, which uses only Kim Kun-hee’s paper as an excuse for the limitation of verification while verifying other papers published before 2012. , should be ordered to investigate,” he said.
In Article 6 (Roles and Responsibilities of Universities, etc.), the guidelines for securing research ethics, a directive of the Ministry of Education, states, “Universities, etc. shall actively cooperate with a request from the Minister of Education, etc. to investigate allegations of research misconduct by their affiliated researchers.” it is stipulated