The ORI Division of Education and Integrity (DEI) has released a new series of video case studies to address integrity issues faced by those involved in the research endeavor.
The videos follow the story of Dr. Jeff Thompson and his budding research lab. Amit, a postdoctoral fellow, and Ashley, a graduate student, are navigating challenges inherent to working in a competitive research environment. By touching upon topics that affect researchers at all levels of their careers, such as mentoring, authorship and publication practices, data integrity, and possible research misconduct, these scenarios encourage viewers to consider how to make responsible choices at every turn.
The following video case studies are now available:
- “Choosing the Right Lab”
- “Reproducibility or Luck? The Struggle to Get Results”
- “Data Cherry Picking”
- “The Misuse of Placeholders”
- “To Proceed or Not to Proceed Without Raw Data?”
- “Crossing the Line into Misconduct”
- “I Wrote It, Why Re-Write It?”
- “When Authorship Gets Personal ”
- “How Impact Factors Impact You”
- “Biased Peer Review or Flawed Methodology?”
- “You Suspect Research Misconduct. Now What?”
The production of the videos was a year-long project requiring research and creative development by ORI's Education & Communications Fellows, Penelope Theodorou and Madeline Rooney and Presidential Management Fellow, Dr. Julia Behnfeldt, in collaboration with the entire ORI staff.
The video case studies can be viewed and downloaded from the ORI website: https://ori.hhs.gov/videos/case-study.