I know that most [people], including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives. --  Leo Tolstoy
Chapter 2: Integration Questions
5. What are "best practice" and sound policies to develop and communicate to trainees about data collection and recordkeeping?
  Click here and read suggestions from At the Helm: A Laboratory Navigator, by Kathy Barker, about sound lab policies, including keeping and verifying data notebooks.

Click here and read suggestions for data recording from Nicholas H. Steneck in ORI’s publication Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research.
6. What would help to make all elements of research – from design to dissemination – transparent to co-authors and contributors, as well as readers, of published research?
  Click here and read a proposal for "A New Standard of Authorship."
Research Ethics
Chapter 2: The Nervous One
Discussion and Reflection Questions
Integration Questions
References and Resources

This chapter addresses collaborative science, including authorship and data ownership. Upon your completion of this chapter, we hope that you can identify essential criteria for determining authorship and credit as well as responsibilities of co-authors to their collaborators and the larger scientific community. We also want you to learn about sound data management and ownership practices.

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