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: Discussion and Reflection Questions
 
   
 
5. Do both Jeff and Jean share responsibility for data integrity when they collaborate and jointly author and submit a manuscript?
 
6. If Jeff and Jean had indicated in the submission letter or manuscript their individual contributions to the research, would Jeff have reduced his liability when charges of data falsification were made?
 
7. Identify two to three topics you think are central to the training that graduate students, post-docs, and faculty should receive on the use of human subjects or animal subjects in research.
 
 
 
 
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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