On Being a Scientist: Responsible Conduct of Research Elsa G. Nadler Director, Grants Development 419.383.6967 Elsa.email@example.com Why Worry about Ethics? The science itself Other scientists The public The future Ourselves Federal Definition
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Elsa G. Nadler
Director, Grants Development
Scientific misconduct or misconduct in research –
Research misconduct is defined as fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing, or reviewing research, or in reporting research results.
Fabrication is making up data or results and recording or reporting them.
Falsification is manipulating research materials, equipment, or processes, or changing or omitting data or results such that the research is not accurately represented in the research record.
Plagiarism is the appropriation of another person’s ideas, processes, results, or words without giving appropriate credit.
Research misconduct does not include honest error or honest difference of opinion.
Course Director: Dr. Randy Ruch
Department of Biochemistry & Cancer Biology
Office: BHSB 410
DATE TOPIC INSTRUCTOR ROOM*
8/25/09 History of Science and Scientific Ethics Edinger HEB 227
9/1/09 Research Ethics Edinger HEB 227
9/8/09 Research Ethics Nadler HEB 227
9/15/09 Conflict of Interest Devries HEB 227
9/22/09 Research Funding Ratnam HEB 227
9/29/09 Use of Human Subjects in Research: IRB Pinkston, Wisniewski HEB 227
10/6/09 NO CLASS
10/13/09 Intellectual Property Fox HEB 227
10/20/09 Biohazard and Biosafety Policies Valigosky HEB 227
10/27/09 Preparation of a Professional CV Tietz HEB 227
11/3/09 Use of Animals in Research: IACUC Chiaia HEB 227
11/10/09 Mentoring/Trainee Relationships & Case Studies Ruch HEB 227
*HEB = Health Education Building
by Carl Djerassi (The Penguin Group, New York, NY: 1991)
ORI supports several programs designed to promote education and training in the responsible conduct of research (RCR) that covers the following nine instructional areas:
American Psychological Association
Supported by the Office of Research Integrity (ORI), CGS has launched the Project for Scholarly Integrity to develop institutional models for expanding and embedding ethics and RCR education projects. Information about the project can be found at the following website:
The objectives of this new CGS initiative are: to expand the cadre of graduate deans who will serve as leaders in fostering a climate of research integrity in graduate education; to generate information about what works best in promoting a comprehensive institutional approach to RCR education; to document the results of the funded projects online and in a best practice monograph series; and to promote community-wide activity building on this initiative through publications, frequent meetings, the CGS scholarly integrity Website, and interactive media.
Background and Earlier Initiatives
The Council of Graduate Schools is committed to advancing the scope and quality of graduate education in the ethical and responsible conduct of research. Early initiatives on this topic stemmed from a growing recognition that students, postdoctoral fellows, technicians, and even faculty, must be better informed about the norms of science and scholarship, the ethical responsibilities of research, and the policies and regulations that govern research in the U.S. Many situations in which ethical issues arise are complex, demanding distinct skills for identifying and assessing problems and solutions.
To advance the development of such skills, CGS began to create model programs that integrate research ethics and scholarly integrity into the structure and the climate of the entire graduate school research experience. CGS initiatives have been made possible with funding from the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). The initial CGS project funded by ORI supported the generation and testing of strategic interventions and assessment strategies in the behavioral and biomedical fields at ten universities. The initiative funded by NSF made it possible to support and assess projects at eight institutions focusing on programs in science and engineering that cross disciplinary boundaries.
Welcome to the NIH's Bioethics Resources on the Web! The Internet is replete with resources available to those with an interest in bioethics including education, research involving human participants and animals, medical and health care ethics, and the implications of applied genetics and biotechnology. This website contains a broad collage of annotated web links, and while this list is comprehensive, it is not totally inclusive. The listed resources provide background information and various positions on issues in bioethics. Where possible, we have linked directly to those positions.
The focus of this study is to develop an updated, third edition ofCOSEPUP’s On Being a Scientist: Responsible Conduct in Research. On Being a Scientist provides guidance to students and researchers and describes the ethical foundations and standards of scientific practices and some of the personal and professional issues that researchers encounter in their work.
Contact Information:Keck Center of the National Academies500 Fifth Street, NW, K549Washington, DC firstname.lastname@example.orgCommittee MeetingsThe funding for this study has been finalized. The OBAS committee roster. The projected release date for the report is June 30, 2008.
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Related ReportsOn Being a Scientist: Responsible Conduct in Research (1995). Second Edition.
Promoting RCR education as a central responsibility for any institution involved in research.
COURSE 1: Conflicts of InterestCOURSE 2: MentoringCOURSE 3: Responsible Authorship and Peer ReviewCOURSE 4: Research MisconductCOURSE 5: Collaborative ScienceCOURSE 6: Data Acquisition and Management
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