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: Discussion and Reflection Questions
 
   
 
1. What issues and concerns did you immediately react to - intellectually and emotionally - in this chapter?
 
2. What advice would you give Pat about deciding who should be listed as authors on the research manuscripts coming from her lab?
 
3. Is it legal for Rich to require students to work in the lab more than 40 hours a week?
 
4. Did Rich have a legitimate claim to be co-author on any of these manuscripts? What criteria constitute authentic authorship claims?
 
 
 
 
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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