Integrity and Professionalism. University Council on Undergraduate Research Summer Research Students Dusty Layton Director, Office of Research Compliance [email protected] Research Ethics. Process of making moral decisions Right vs wrong Integrity and Trust
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Integrity and Professionalism
University Council on Undergraduate Research
Summer Research Students
Director, Office of Research Compliance
Influences on undergraduate students:
Source.. The Responsible Researcher: Paths and Pitfalls, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
Responsible Conduct in Research
We believe we know, but we don’t
-The date of research, the investigators, what was done, and where the corresponding research products can be found.
Competing demands on time, effort and responsibilities
Conflict of Interest
Conflict of Commitments
-Not inherently negative
-Management of conflicts is important
-Manage through full and regular disclosure
-Identify/address conflicts with solutions (collect data but have someone else analyze it)
Research with human participants has proven
invaluable: advancing knowledge in the
biomedical, behavioral and social sciences
-Respect for Persons
“Research misconduct means fabrication, falsification or plagiarism in proposing, performing, reviewing research or in reporting research results”
PHS Policies: 42 CFR Parts 50 and 93
NSF Policy: 45 CFR Ch. VI (10-1-02 edition)
Fabricated 6 interview records
Fabricated claim of Ph.D.
(B.S. and M.S. also)
Falsified that she was
co-author on 10 articles
Did I say I have a Ph.D. in Epidemiology?
Actions that violate traditional values of the research enterprise and that may be detrimental to the research process.
The Web Guide to Research for Undergraduates (WebGURU)