No falsification but rather a difference in scientific views (TENK 2017:9, TENK 2017:10)

An association acting in the field of social sciences suspected that falsification had occurred in two doctoral dissertations of the field. According to the society, this manifested itself through selection and concealment of sources. One of the doctoral dissertations was reviewed at university X and the other at university Y. Both universities concluded that the allegation was unfounded, and no preliminary RCR inquiry was initiated on the matter.

TENK concluded in its statement that the universities had acted in accordance with the RCR guidelines, since this was not a research integrity issue or RCR violation but rather a difference in scientific views in question.