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Steven S. Coughlin, Tom L. Beauchamp, and Douglas L. Weed

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195322934

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322934.001.0001

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Good Conduct and Integrity in Epidemiologic Research

Good Conduct and Integrity in Epidemiologic Research

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(p.264) 13 Good Conduct and Integrity in Epidemiologic Research
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Ethics and Epidemiology
Author(s):

Colin L. Soskolne

Peter H. Abbrecht

Nancy M. Davidian

Alan R. Price

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322934.003.0013

This chapter addresses the scope of scientific misconduct, including integrity in science. It examines how vested interests can undermine the course of science. It presents some recent analytical work from the United States' Office of Research Integrity to demonstrate the nature of both the harms and costs associated with misconduct. The need to protect the public interest over any other interest is emphasized through mechanisms for ensuring accountability and professional self-regulation.

Keywords:   scientific misconduct, integrity, Office of Research Integrity, accountability, vested interests

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