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Section Three: Institutional Responsibility

CASE STUDY: Expensive Lesson

Encourage her to talk to the Institute Director, Dr. Richard Adelman, about her concern.

This is the ethically ideal choice.

Dr. Phinney was unwilling to do this because she feared retaliation.

Which of the following choices would you recommend to her?

Dr. Phinney should be more careful about protecting her research. Perhaps it is time for her to think about looking for a new job.

Dr. Phinney should report her concern to an institutional officer who is not involved, like the Research Integrity Officer or contact the funding agency, NSF.

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