Integrity in Scientific Research:

Integrity in Scientific Research:

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qMany people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.q -- Albert Einstein Integrity in Scientific Research attempts to define and describe those elements that encourage individuals involved with scientific research to act with integrity. Recognizing the inconsistency of human behavior, it stresses the important role that research institutions play in providing an integrity--rich environment, citing the need for institutions to provide staff with training and education, policies and procedures, and tools and support systems. It identifies practices that characterize integrity in such areas as peer review and research on human subjects and weighs the strengths and limitations of self--evaluation efforts by these institutions. In addition, it details an approach to promoting integrity during the education of researchers, including how to develop an effective curriculum. Providing a framework for research and educational institutions, this important book will be essential for anyone concerned about ethics in the scientific community.The final common policy defined research misconduct as fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing ... Plagiarism is the appropriation of another persona#39;s ideas, processes, results, or words without giving appropriate credit.

Title:Integrity in Scientific Research:
Author:Board on Health Sciences Policy, Committee on Assessing Integrity in Research Environments, National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Institute of Medicine
Publisher:National Academies Press - 2002-10-02


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