TITLE

Research Ethics III: Publication Practices and Authorship, Conflicts of Interest, and Research Misconduct

AUTHOR(S)
Horner, Jennifer; Minifie, Fred D.
PUB. DATE
February 2011
SOURCE
Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research;Feb2011, Vol. 54 Issue 1, pS346
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Purpose: In this series of articles—Research Ethics I, Research Ethics II, and Research Ethics III—the authors provide a comprehensive review of the 9 core domains for the responsible conduct of research (RCR) as articulated by the Office of Research Integrity. Method: In Research Ethics III, they review the RCR domains of publication practices and authorship, conflicts of interest, and research misconduct. Whereas the legal definition of research misconduct under federal law pertains mainly to intentional falsification, fabrication, and plagiarism, they discuss a host of research practices that raise ethical concerns. Conclusions: The integrity of the scientific record—its accuracy, completeness, and value—ultimately impacts the health and well-being of society. For this reason, scientists are both entrusted and obligated to use the highest standards possible when proposing, performing, reviewing, and reporting research or when educating and mentoring new investigators.
ACCESSION #
58034145

 

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