The march of technology has transformed the practicalities of research. Data storage, archiving, analysis and (as pictured in this humorous Don Mayne cartoon) safe storage of bio hazards. They can be a great help, fantastic savers of time and resources, they can also literally be a life saver. But our enthusiastic adoption of such technologies does not mean that we should blithely accept what they tell us when it is at odds with what our senses and commonsense are telling us.
Deceiving scientific research, misconduct events are possibly a more common practice than foreseen (Papers: Alonzo Alfaro-Núñez | August 2022)
Abstract Background Today, scientists and academic researchers experience an enormous pressure to publish innovative and ground-breaking results in prestigious journals.
Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic and recent developments on the communication of clinical trials, publishing practices, and research integrity: in conversation with Dr. David Moher (Papers: Daeria O. Lawson, et al | August 2022)
Abstract Background The torrent of research during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has exposed the persistent challenges with reporting trials, open
(Australia) The Essence Of Ethics For Psychological Researchers And Psychologists (Resource: Tanya Machin And Charlotte Brownlow | January 2021)
This chapter uses material from an open access human research ethics e-course developed with the support of an Open Access
David Carpenter poses questions for the audience’s consideration about the concept ‘participant consent’ in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
Dr Helen Kara, NCRM visiting fellow, in the first (of three) part of the ‘Research ethics: theory and practice’ NCRM
The reproduction of scientific work demonstrates that the theory that underpinned that work is sound and the work was conducted honestly and with integrity. Conversely, work that cannot be repeated raises questions about these matters. It can also undermine public trust in research. This useful Nature piece suggests some straightforward things that researchers can do to improve the chances that their work can be reproduced. We have included links to nine related items.