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Ethics in Science: Ethical Misconduct in Scientific Research

By: John D'Angelo

112 pages, no illustrations

CRC Press

Paperback | Apr 2012 | #196645 | ISBN-13: 9781439840863
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About this book

Providing the tools necessary for a robust debate, this book explains various forms of scientific misconduct and describes real ethical controversies that have occurred in science. The first part of the book includes a description of a variety of ethical violations, why they occur, how they are handled, and what can be done to prevent them along with a discussion of the peer-review process. The second part of the book presents real-life case studies that review the known facts and allows readers to decide for themselves whether an ethical violation has occurred and what should be done.


Contents

OVERVIEW OF ETHICS VIOLATIONS
- Ethical Violations: What Are They and Why Do They Occur?
- How Do We Catch and Handle Them?
- How Do We Prevent Them?
- Embargoes and The Peer Review Process
- Problems with Peer-Review

CASE STUDY
- Watson and Crick and DNA
- Fake Element from Berkley
- Holton and FSU
- Woodward and Quinine: Was He Really First?
- Chiranjeevi's Massive 70 Paper Fraud
- Floyd Landis Accusations Against Drug Testing Lab
- The Hepatotoxicity of Telithromycin
- Data Quality Issues: Erroneous Data or References Reported
- Patents and IP 1: Srinvasan Feels Swindled
- Data Fabrication by KAIST S. Koreans: Two Papers Fabricated
- Selective Interpretation of Results: Healthy People Cost More than Not
- Several Things in Japan 1: Irreproducible Results on RNA
- Cardova Stealing Results from Dept. Seminars to Pass Off as His Own
- Corey vs. Woodward-Pericyclic Reactions
- Jim LeClair and Hexacyclinol-alleged Fabricated Results
- Damadian Feels Slighted to be Left Out of Nobel Prize for MRI
- Conflicts of Interest at NIH
- Petit and ASU
- Several Things in Japan 2: Sugino Fabrication and Modification of DNA Data
- VIOXX
- Microfossil Controversy: Earliest Life on Earth Battle between Two Groups
- Molecule Based Circuit Controversy
- Conflicting Groups Dispute Claims over Identity of an Atom in an Enzyme
- Hwang and Fraudulent Stem Cell Results
- Several Things in Japan 3: Matsumoto Misuse of Research Funds
- Patents and IP 2: Yale Wins Patent Back From Fenn (Nobel Laureate)
- Cold Fusion
- "Fake" Drs. In Germany
- 1997 Red River Flood
- Mirkin and Schwartz
- David Baltimore
- Bubble Fusion: Fraud Concluded by a Committee

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Biography

John D' Angelo is Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Alfred University, Alfred, New York.

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