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The Lab

Interactive Movie on Research Misconduct

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In "The Lab: Avoiding Research Misconduct," you become the lead characters in an interactive movie and make decisions about integrity in research that can have long-term consequences. The simulation addresses Responsible Conduct of Research topics such as avoiding research misconduct, mentorship responsibilities, handling of data, responsible authorship, and questionable research practices.

The Characters

You assume the role of four characters confronted with the pressures of working in a research laboratory:

Hardik RaoHARDIK RAO, a postdoctoral researcher, who deals with the competitiveness in an up-and-coming lab while balancing the responsibilities of a home life.Kim ParkKIM PARK, a third-year graduate student, who questions the use of her data by another researcher.
Aaron HutchinsAARON HUTCHINS, a principal investigator, whose overwhelming responsibilities as a professor, researcher, and grantwriter lead to his decline as a responsible mentor.Beth RidgelyBETH RIDGELY, a research administrator, who has accepted the role as the university's Research Integrity Officer and must quickly learn how to handle allegations of research misconduct.

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