Ethics and the Responsible Conduct of Research for Graduate Education and Beyond. Kellina Craig-Henderson, Ph.D. Program Director and Human Subjects Research Protections Officer National Science Foundation. Responsible conduct in the research enterprise is a shared responsibility .
Ethics and the Responsible Conduct of Research for Graduate Education and Beyond
Kellina Craig-Henderson, Ph.D.
and Human Subjects Research
National Science Foundation
Responsible conduct in the research enterprise is a shared responsibility.
The Belmont Report
Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research
45 CFR 690
(same as 45 CFR 46- HHS)
The Common Rule for the protection of human subjects
Respect for persons
This principle has 2 separate moral requirements:
Two general rules apply here:
America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education and Science Act: The America COMPETES Act
Legislative history: Introduced - May 10, 2007 Passed House - May 22, 2007 Passed Senate – July 19, 2007 Differences resolved – Aug 2, 2007 Signed by President – Aug 9, 2007
America COMPETES Act – SEC. 7009
“The Director shall require that each institution that applies for financial assistance from the Foundation for science and engineering research or education describe in its grant proposal a plan to provide appropriate training and oversight in the responsible and ethical conduct of research to undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers participating in the proposed research project.”
Ethics in ResearchGrantee’s responsibility…
Martinson et al., 2006 provides support for the effect of the contexts of science on misconduct:
Perceptions of procedural injustice are associated with self reports of misbehaviors.
This relationship is strongest among early-career scientists, those in un-tenurable positions, female scientists in traditionally-male fields.
Research misconduct is not rare
What is considered misconduct varies by
When you observe potential misconduct, what should you do?
Reducing misconduct in research starts with
For more information, if you are a researcher please feel free to contact your Institutional Official (IO), or if you are an IO or member of the Sponsored Research Office, please contact your Funding Agency (i.e., program officer or human subjects protections officer), or the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) of HHS.
Kellina M. Craig-Henderson, PhD
Social Psychology program
National Sceince Foundation
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