Role of conflict of interest in scientific objectivity: a case of a Nobel Prize work.

TitleRole of conflict of interest in scientific objectivity: a case of a Nobel Prize work.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1992
AuthorsShamoo, AE
JournalAccountability in Research: Policies & Quality Assurance
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number0898-9621
Accession Number11651457
KeywordsBiomedical , Biomedical Research , Conflict , Conflict of Interest , Editorial , Editorial Policies , ethics , Ethics, Professional , Genetic , Genetic Diseases, Inborn , history , Humans , Hyperlipoproteinemia , Hyperlipoproteinemia Type II , Inborn , INTERPROFESSIONAL , Interprofessional Relations , Literature , Peer , Peer review , professional , publishing , research , Research Personnel , SCIENCE , Scientific , Scientific Misconduct
AbstractThis article explores the the “objectivity”; of leading scientists i light of their citations of other people's work when they are presenting their own work. The authors discuss the work of Brown and Goldstein on Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH), which led to their sharing the Nobel Prize in 1985. The authors show that Khachadurian made major contributions to this work, but only part of these discoveries were adequately cited by Brown and Goldstein. The authors argue that this kind of practice has contributed to inadequate citation by everyone else in the scientific community, and that leading scientists who are “direct competitors”; cannot be assumed to be completely “objective”; when presenting their own work.
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