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Responsible Conduct of Research$
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Adil E Shamoo and David B Resnik

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195368246

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368246.001.0001

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Misconduct in Research

Misconduct in Research

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(p.140) 8 Misconduct in Research
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Responsible Conduct of Research
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Adil E. Shamoo

David B. Resnik (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368246.003.0008

Since the 1980s, well-publicized examples of research misconduct have increased public concerns and stimulated responses from government, universities, and other research institutions. The result has been the formulation of policies and procedures that are designed to investigate, adjudicate, and prevent misconduct in research. Surveys indicate that the prevalence of misconduct may be larger than many researchers would like to acknowledge. Some aspects of these deliberations are controversial and are still in progress. There is now a functioning system in place designed to deal with misconduct allegations, and efforts to prevent misconduct are increasing. This chapter discusses the definition of scientific misconduct as well as policies and procedures for reporting, investigating, and adjudicating misconduct.

Keywords:   research misconduct, public concerns, investigate, adjudicate, prevent misconduct, prevalence of misconduct, misconduct allegations, definition of scientific misconduct

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