Tie funding to research integrity

TitleTie funding to research integrity
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsTitus, SL, Bosch, X
Date Published07/2010
PublisherNature Publishing Company
Type of ArticleEditorial
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number00280836
KeywordsMEDICINE , Moral Climate of Organizations , SCIENCE
AbstractDiscusses how ongoing efforts to help prevent misconduct in research have failed, and the results of six different studies showing the the overall level of misconduct in science is extremely high, threatening to erode scientific integrity and public trust in research. The authors of this editorial discuss new initiatives begun in 2009 by the NSF and NIH requiring responsible conduct of research training, and the further need to an oversight process where institutions are judged on their plans and performances in "responsible institutional behavior," a broad term that includes not only RCR education, but where institutions showing a broad commitment reinforcing good practice would have access to additional competitive NIH and NSF funds. The authors recommend an approach such as this to help change the culture of research institutions and giving research integrity the respect that it needs and observes.
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