Science Ethics Rules Leave Room for Scandals, Critics Fear

TitleScience Ethics Rules Leave Room for Scandals, Critics Fear
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsBasken, P
JournalChronicle of Higher Education
Volume55
Issue42
PaginationA1-A8
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number00095982
Accession Number43700408
KeywordsDisclosure , education , Fraud , Higher , research , SCANDALS , United , Universities
AbstractThe article discusses concerns that the existing ethics regulations do not prevent scientific or research fraud from occurring at universities. Statistics relating to scandal occurring at colleges are mentioned, including that only one percent of misconduct witnessed by university scientists is reported to the U.S. government. Possible reasons why very few allegations of misconduct are reported are mentioned, including the fact that universities police themselves, a lack of action by the U.S. Congress regarding ethics regulations, and people not wanting to publicize academic fraud cases.
NotesBasken, Paul; Source Info: 7/24/2009, Vol. 55 Issue 42, pA1; Subject Term: FRAUD in science; Subject Term: UNIVERSITIES & colleges; Subject Term: DISCLOSURE of information -- Law & legislation; Subject Term: RESEARCH -- Moral & ethical aspects; Subject Term: EDUCATION, Higher; Subject Term: SCANDALS; Subject Term: UNITED States; Number of Pages: 2p; Illustrations: 2 Color Photographs; Document Type: Article; Full Text Word Count: 2032
URLhttp://chronicle.com/article/Science-Ethics-Rules-Leave-/47083/
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