Ethical and Responsible Conduct of Research

Want to Keep Current on Issues in Scientific Publishing? Follow Retraction Watch

Retraction Watch is a blog created by two medical reporters, Adam Marcus and Ivan Oransky.  The site tracks, investigates, and reports on scientific retractions so researchers can keep up on what is going on in their fields in terms of publication issues. 

4th World Conference on Research Integrity: Call for Proposals

The 4th World Conference on Research Integrity will be held May 31 – June 3, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  The conference theme is Research Rewards and Integrity: Improving Systems to Promote Responsible Research.  The call for proposals outlines two categories: research papers on research integrity, and reports or analyses of related issues.  For more information, visit the conference website.

Study of Academic Economists' Research Practices Reveals Scientific Misbehavior

In a recent post on the London School of Economics and Political Science Impact of Social Science blog, Sarah Necker highlights results of her recent study about academic economists’ research conduct.   While the finding that “…surveyed economists almost unanimously reject the fabrication or falsification of research as well as plagiarism” is good news, of great concern are the findings that “cardinal sins such as the correction, fabrication or partial exclusion of data or the

NIH Updates Web-based Resources on Research Integrity

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has updated its Web-based resources on research integrity.  New resources include a videoclip, “Protecting Confidentiality in Peer Review”, and links to NIH training on the responsible conduct of research.  Other information includes related policies and regulations, research integrity professional codes, norms, and ethics training, and NIH bioethics resources.

Social Responsibility and Research Ethics

The Spring 2014 issue of the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s (AAAS) Professional Ethics Report features a cover story by Stephanie Bird (formerly of MIT) entitled, Social Responsibility and Research Ethics: Not Either/Or but BothIn this article, Dr.

April 21–25, 2014 is Plagiarism Education Week

Plagiarism Education Week: From Copying to Critical Thinking is a virtual conference hosted by Turnitin and other sponsors.  There are daily webcasts throughout the week featuring educators and educational experts sharing ideas and best practices to prevent plagiarism.

December 2013 Office of Research Integrity (ORI) Newsletter Available

The December 2013 issue of the Office of Research Integrity's (ORI) newsletter is now available.  In this issue, ORI invited several prominent researchers to provide commentaries on future directions for developing research on research integrity or the responsible conduct of research (RCR).   The authors address issues such as: what research should be addressed?

What Does the Growing Rate of Retractions of Scientific Papers Indicate?

Daniele Fanelli in a recent paper in PLOS Medicine, “Why Growing Retractions Are (Mostly) a Good Sign” hypothesizes that the increasing rate of retractions of scientific papers is a sign of scientists being more aware of and responsive to deceptive and flawed research rather than of rising rates of scientific misconduct.

New Paper on Stewardship and Ethical Challenges of Spatially Explicit Data Co-Authored by UNH Professor

Joel Hartter, Roland H.

GRAD 930: Ethics in Research and Scholarship Offered in Fall 2013

GRAD 930: Ethics in Research and Scholarship will be offered in the Fall 2013 semester.  Faculty, staff, and graduate students who have taken the course in the past have come from a wide variety of disciplines/areas across the campus, and the different perspectives they have brought to the course have enriched their educational experience.  Ethical research is a core value at UNH, and this course engages participants in the conversation.


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