The only ethical principle which has made science possible is that the truth shall be told all the time. If we do not penalize false statements made in error, we open up the way, donít you see, for false statements by intention. And of course, a false statement of fact, made deliberately, is the most serious crime a scientist can commit. Ė C.P. Snow
Chapter 5: Integration Questions
1. What is considered to be research misconduct?
  Click here and read the Federal Policy on Research Misconduct (2000) from the Office of Science and Technology, which serves as a uniform definition all researchers receiving federal funds must follow.
Click here and read more about the policy from the ORI publication, Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research, by Nicholas H. Steneck.
Click here and read about the recent changes (2005) made to the policy.
2. What are the major principles for making decisions guiding research with human subjects?
  Click here and read about policies and methods to insure data integrity.
Research Ethics
Chapter 5: The Impossible Dream
Discussion and Reflection Questions
Integration Questions
References and Resources

This chapter addresses research misconduct. Upon completion of this chapter, we hope that you can define and identify research misconduct, including fabricating and falsifying data, plagiarism, and abuses of confidentiality. We also hope you learn about institutional and federal consequences for research conduct.

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