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U.S. Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP)0

Posted by Admin in on May 30, 2015

“The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) provides leadership in the protection of the rights, welfare, and wellbeing of subjects involved in research conducted or supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). OHRP helps ensure this by providing clarification and guidance, developing educational programs and materials, maintaining regulatory oversight, and providing advice on ethical and regulatory issues in biomedical and social-behavioral research.”

The information available from the OHRP web site includes:

  • fact sheets;
  • regulations;
  • policies and guidelines;
  • education;
  • resources;
  • news; and
  • archived material.

Singapore Statement on Research Integrity0

Posted by Admin in on May 30, 2015

“The principles and responsibilities set out in the Singapore Statement on Research Integrity represent the first international effort to encourage the development of unified policies, guidelines and codes of conduct, with the long-range goal of fostering greater integrity in research worldwide. The Statement is the product of the collective effort and insights of the 340 individuals from 51 countries who participated in the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity. These included researchers, funders, representatives of research institutions (universities and research institutes) and research publishers. The Statement was developed by a small drafting committee (listed below); discussed and commented upon before, during and after the 2nd World Conference; and then finalized for release and global use on 22 September 2010.


The value and benefits of research are vitally dependent on the integrity of research. While there can be and are national and disciplinary differences in the way research is organized and conducted, there are also principles and professional responsibilities that are fundamental to the integrity of research wherever it is undertaken.


Honesty in all aspects of research
Accountability in the conduct of research
Professional courtesy and fairness in working with others
Good stewardship of research on behalf of others”

Retraction Watch blog0

Posted by Admin in on May 29, 2015

A blog that tracks the retraction of significant papers/articles.

Protocols for working with Indigenous artists0

Posted by Admin in on May 29, 2015

Protocols produced by the Australia Council for the Arts for the commissioning of music, writing, visual arts, media arts and performing arts. In December 2014 the Australian Research Council recommended that all funded institutions adhere to theses protocols. The protocols discuss a range of ethical considerations, such as:

  1. engaging artists;
  2. adapting work;
  3. traditional motifs;
  4. representation of deceased people;
  5. secret and sacred materials;
  6. moral rights;
  7. Indigenous control;
  8. attribution and copyright;
  9. respect and proper returns.

The ARC also stated that “the Protocols may also have much broader application, and, as applicable, advises that any researchers accessing, using or reproducing music, literature, arts, images or ceremonies of Indigenous peoples, or Indigenous cultural materials conduct their research in accordance with these protocols.”