Whose Lab Is It?

TitleWhose Lab Is It?
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication1999
PublisherNational Academy of Engineering, Online Ethics Center
KeywordsBIOLOGY , Supervisor/Trainee Relationships
AbstractA graduate student is assigned a task by the professor in charge of the lab, but the suggested technique does not work. The student makes an independent decision to try another technique, which works, but is chastised by the professor.
NotesUsed with permission of Association for Practical and Professional Ethics. Case drawn from Research Ethics: Cases and Commentaries, Volume Three, Brian Schrag, Ed., February 1999.
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