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Provides a core of topic areas that can be used to educate graduate and postdoctoral trainees and professional researchers on the principles of scientific integrity. There are interactive case studies, nearly 30% of which are new to third edition. The book is written by practicing scientists on the front lines of ethical issues, who cover a variety of topics related to the conduct of scientific investigation, discussing guidelines and policies, standards, and codes. There is a companion web site, maintained by author, which contains a rich collection of internet resources, and there are discussion questions to promote critical thought.
1. Science, Methods, Manners and Mandates 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. Managing Conflict of Interest 8. Collaborative Research 9. Ownership of Data and Intellectual Property 10. Genetic Technology and Scientific Integrity 11. Scientific Record Keeping Appendix I. Survey Tools for Training in Scientific Integrity Appendix II. Extended Case Studies Appendix III. Standards of Conduct Appendix IV. Sample Protocols for Human and Animal Experimentation Appendix V. Example of a US Patent Specification
"A clear strength of the book is its use of case studies [...] They underscore the complexity of the subjects and will without question stimulate much discussion in the classroom."
- The Lancet, February 1996