The University and the Responsible Conduct of Research: Who is Responsible for What?

TitleThe University and the Responsible Conduct of Research: Who is Responsible for What?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsAlfredo, K, Hart, H
JournalScience and Engineering Ethics
Volume17
Issue3
Pagination447 - 457
Date Published9/2011
ISSN Number14715546
Keywordseducation , ENGINEERING , Misconduct , Responsible , SCIENCE , Supervisor/Trainee
AbstractThis paper explores three seemingly disparate cases of misconduct- the 2004 plagiarism scandal at Ohio University, the famous Robert Milikan article of 1913 in which his reported data did not match his notebooks, and the 1990 fabrication scandal in Dr. Leroy Hood's research lab. Comparing these cases provides a way to look at the relationship between the graduate student and his/her adviser (a relationship that has been shown to be most influential on the student)as well as at possibly differential treatment for established researchers and researchers in training, in cases of misconduct. This paper reflects on the rights and responsibilities of research advisers and their students and offers suggestions for clarifying both those responsibilities and the particularly murky areas of research-conduct guidelines.
DOI10.1007/s11948-010-9217-3
Short TitleSci Eng Ethics

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