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Danish institute opts for external vetting

Denmark's beleaguered Institute for environmental assessment (IMV) has decided on "an external, independent evaluation" of the eight reports it has issued since it was set up last year. The aim is to "ward off any question marks concerning the institute's credibility" in the wake of a scientific ethics panel's ruling against its director, Bjørn Lomborg (EED 09/01/03). Reiterating the institute's support for Mr Lomborg, board chairman Ole P. Kristensen said today that a "quality control procedure" for review of such reports by at least two referees was already in place. See IMV.

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