Universities Experiment With Classes in Scientific Ethics

TitleUniversities Experiment With Classes in Scientific Ethics
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsBrainard, J
JournalChronicle of Higher Education
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number00095982
Accession Number23117596
KeywordsCORRUPT , education , ethics courses , Fraud , Government , Graduate , plagiarism , Prevention , professional , research , responsible conduct of research , SCANDALS , SCIENCE , TRAINING , United , Universities
AbstractThe article highlights efforts by the Council of Graduate Schools to promote research ethics. The general issue of research scandals necessitating such efforts is addressed as a whole. It is asserted that while cases of outright fraud are rare, more common are ones where scientists behave in ways considered unprofessional or ethically questionable. It is explained that U.S. federal rules require universities to police fraud, fabrication, and plagiarism in research paid for by the government, but several of the other practices, like suppressing conflicting data, are discouraged only by professional custom. Recommendations are presented, as determined by the Council of Graduate Schools, on how universities should set up effective programs to teach students to conduct research ethically.
NotesBrainard, Jeffrey; Source Info: 11/10/2006, Vol. 53 Issue 12, pA22; Subject Term: UNIVERSITIES & colleges -- Graduate work; Subject Term: RESEARCH -- Moral & ethical aspects; Subject Term: RESEARCH; Subject Term: GRADUATE students; Subject Term: PROFESSIONAL ethics; Subject Term: SCANDALS; Subject Term: UNIVERSITIES & colleges; Subject Term: FRAUD; Subject Term: GOVERNMENT policy; Subject Term: PLAGIARISM; Subject Term: PREVENTION; Subject Term: CORRUPT practices; Subject Term: TRAINING of; Subject Term: UNITED States; NAICS/Industry Codes: 611310 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools; Number of Pages: 2p; Illustrations: 1 Color Photograph; Document Type: Article; Full Text Word Count: 2536
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