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Main Title On being a scientist : a guide to responsible conduct in research /
Publisher National Academies Press,
Year Published 2009
OCLC Number 230199554
ISBN 9780309119702; 0309119707
Subjects Research ; Research--Vocational guidance ; Science--Vocational guidance ; Ethics, Research ; Science--ethics ; Conflict of Interest ; Research Personnel--ethics ; Scientific Misconduct ; United States ; Recherche ; Ethics, Research--United States ; Conflict of Interest--United States ; Research Personnel--ethics--United States ; Science--ethics--United States ; Scientific Misconduct--United States ; Scientce--Vocational guidance
Internet Access
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National Academies Press
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHBM  Q180.A1O5 2009 CEMM/ACESD Library/Narragansett,RI 02/06/2017
EKCM  Q180.A1O5 2009 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 01/06/2014
ELBM  Q180.A1O5 2009 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 03/11/2013
Edition 3rd ed.
Collation xviii, 63 pages ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
Introduction to the responsible conduct of research -- Advising and mentoring -- The treatment of data -- Mistakes and negligence -- Research misconduct -- Responding to suspected violations of professional standards -- Human participants and animal subjects in research -- Laboratory safety in research -- Sharing of research results -- Authorship and the allocation of credit -- Intellectual property -- Competing interests, commitments, and values -- The researcher in society. "The scientific research enterprise is built on a foundation of trust. Scientists trust that the results reported by others are valid. Society trusts that the results of research reflect an honest attempt by scientists to describe the world accurately and without bias. But this trust will endure only if the scientific community devotes itself to exemplifying and transmitting the values associated with ethical scientific conduct. On Being a Scientist was designed to supplement the informal lessons in ethics provided by research supervisors and mentors. The book describes the ethical foundations of scientific practices and some of the personal and professional issues that researchers encounter in their work. It applies to all forms of research--whether in academic, industrial, or governmental settings-and to all scientific disciplines"--Back cover.