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Research Conduct GCP and Research Integrity

Tobacco industry manipulation of research

Uploaded 20 Sep 2017

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Research Conduct GCP and Research Integrity

ORI: Introduction to the responsible conduct of research

Uploaded 20 Sep 2017

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The Office of Research Integrity's (ORI) Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research has been written primarily for researchers and research staff engaged in research supported by the Public Health Service but is applicable to scholarly research in general. As an “introduction,” it seeks to provide a practical overview of the rules, regulations, and professional practices that define the responsible conduct of research. The coverage is not exhaustive and leaves room for continued reading and discussion in the laboratory and classroom, at professional meetings, and in any other setting where researchers gather to discuss their work.

Research Conduct GCP and Research Integrity

Policies and Initiatives Aimed at Addressing Research Misconduct in High-Income Countries (Website)

Uploaded 20 Sep 2017

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The article by Joseph Ana and colleagues in this issue of PLOS Medicine provides valuable information that addresses key issues about research misconduct in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The authors show that while misconduct is a significant concern in these countries, most have done little to address the problem at a national level, with the notable exception of China.

Research Conduct GCP and Research Integrity

Research Integrity: Perspectives from Australia and Netherlands (Website)

Uploaded 20 Sep 2017

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In Australia and the Netherlands, research institutions and their funders, as well as academics, state integrity agencies, judges, governments, and journalists, have contributed to the development of rules and procedures that might help prevent, investigate, and respond to research fraud and misconduct. Both countries have experienced scandals and have ended up with codes, investigatory committees, and national research integrity committees.
 

Research Conduct GCP and Research Integrity

Normal Misbehavior: Scientists Talk About the Ethics of Research (Website)

Uploaded 20 Sep 2017

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This article found that while researchers were aware of the problems of FFP, in their eyes misconduct generally is associated with more mundane, everyday problems in the work environment. These more common problems fall into four categories: the meaning of data, the rules of science, life with colleagues, and the pressures of production in science. Focus on the “normal misbehaviors” that are part of the ordinary life of researchers allows us to see the way the organization of science generates both compliance and deviance from ethical norms.

Research Conduct GCP and Research Integrity

Research misconduct in low-and middle-income countries (Website)

Uploaded 20 Sep 2017

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This article provides what might best be described as an initial sketch of research misconduct in LMICs. (Research misconduct has a specific definition, in the United States, but this article, like many others, use the term broadly in this paper to cover every kind of misconduct—major or minor and intentional or not.)

Research Conduct GCP and Research Integrity

Ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, non-specific colitis, and pervasive developmental disorder in children (Website)

Uploaded 20 Sep 2017

This is a copy of the retracted article by Wakefield et al. (1998) that has been the cause of much debate. 

Research Conduct GCP and Research Integrity

The pressure to fudge medical research findings (Website)

Uploaded 20 Sep 2017

The medical research community has uncovered a worrying trend: why are large numbers of medical researchers apparently misrepresenting their findings? Sophie Scott investigates.

Research Conduct GCP and Research Integrity

MRC Policy and Procedure for Investigating Allegations of Research Misconduct.

Uploaded 20 Sep 2017

This document provides additional guidance for managers, employees, and the MRC HR team in the handling of allegations of misconduct in research. It includes the MRC’s investigation procedure which is contractual. The additional guidance which is in shaded boxes is not intended to be legally binding and does not form part of the MRC’s policy and procedure for investigating allegations of misconduct in research.

Research Conduct GCP and Research Integrity

Scientists behaving badly

Uploaded 20 Sep 2017

This article argues that to protect the integrity of science it is necessary to look beyond falsification, fabrication and plagiraism to a wider range of questionable research practices.