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Scientific Integrity

Text and Cases in Responsible Conduct of Research

Publication Date:
September 05, 2014
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568 pages

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  • About the Book

    Book Summary

    Allegations of fraud, conflict of interest, and other ethical dilemmas have troubled the scientific community. With increasing frequency, graduate programs in the biomedical sciences are offering formalized training in the principles of responsible scientific conduct. Scientific Integrity, Fourth Edition covers essential topics related to the conduct of scientific investigation, such as guidelines, policies, standards, and codes and contains highly relevant interactive case studies.

    This textbook covers broad areas of scientific integrity and meets the needs of students and scientists working in the biomedical sciences. Newly updated case studies that parallel the material presented in the chapters are included to illustrate the diversity of issues that have been identified under the umbrella of scientific integrity. All chapters have been thoroughly updated, especially with regard to the new technologies in data discovery and sharing, and the latest NIH and international best practices guidelines.



    This title is published by the American Society of Microbiology Press and distributed by Taylor and Francis in rest of world territories.


      • Contains highly relevant interactive case studies, written by practicing scientists on the front lines of ethical issues.
      • Covers essential topics related to the conduct of scientific investigation, such as guidelines, policies, standards, and codes.
      • Includes discussion questions to promote critical thought.
      • Includes a new appendix on safe laboratory practices.
  • Contents

    1. Methods, Manners, and the Responsible Conduct of Research  2. Ethics and the Scientist  3. Mentoring  4. Authorship and Peer Review    5. Use of Humans in Biomedical Experimentation  6. Use of Animals in Biomedical Experimentation  7. Competing Interests in Research  8. Collaborative Research  9. Research Data and Intellectual Property  10. Scientific Record Keeping  11. Science, Technology, and Society  Appendix I. Surveys as a Tool for Training in Scientific Integrity  Appendix II. Student Exercises  Appendix III. Standards of Conduct  Appendix IV. Sample Protocols for Human and Animal Experimentation  Appendix V. Example of a U.S. Patent Specification  Appendix VI. Laboratory Notebook Instructions  Appendix VII. Safe Laboratory Practices Resources  Index