Hans-Ulrich Wittchen, a high psychologist in Germany and knowledgeable within the epidemiology of tension, is beneath hearth after an investigation into one in every of his research found proof of manipulation—and elaborate efforts to cowl up the misdeed. The investigation report, turned over to the Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden) in February and obtained by Science, additionally reveals Wittchen intimidated whistleblowers and pressured senior TU Dresden employees. The Federal Joint Committee, a public well being group, is suing the corporate it paid to do the research. And the Dresden public prosecutor’s workplace is now investigating prison expenses associated to the research. The research in query was a €2.4 million survey of staffing ranges and high quality at practically 100 German psychiatric services; whistleblowers allege that survey data had been fabricated.