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Oxford University Research Integrity Seminar Series0

Posted by Admin in on May 29, 2015
 

Recorded in 2009–11, this is a free short series of audio recordings (and a few slides). Most of the presentations are around 45mins long. Even though the series has a definite biomedical focus, it includes useful commentary about matters such as authorship / acknowledgement, falsification/plagiarism of data, conflicts of interest, and research integrity in general. Of possible interest for researchers (early career and more experienced, HDR students and research managers.

Also available as downloadable media files.

Office of Research integrity (US)0

Posted by Admin in on May 29, 2015
 

“The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) oversees and directs Public Health Service (PHS) research integrity activities on behalf of the Secretary of Health and Human Services with the exception of the regulatory research integrity activities of the Food and Drug Administration.”

The University of Minnesota’s Medical Research Mess – New York Times (Carl Elliot 2015)0

Posted by Admin in on May 28, 2015
 

“MINNEAPOLIS — IF you want to see just how long an academic institution can tolerate a string of slow, festering research scandals, let me invite you to the University of Minnesota, where I teach medical ethics.

“Over the past 25 years, our department of psychiatry has been party to the following disgraces: a felony conviction and a Food and Drug Administration research disqualification for a psychiatrist guilty of fraud in a drug study; the F.D.A. disqualification of another psychiatrist, for enrolling illiterate Hmong refugees in a drug study without their consent; the suspended license of yet another psychiatrist, who was charged with “reckless, if not willful, disregard” for dozens of patients; and, in 2004, the discovery, in a halfway house bathroom, of the near-decapitated corpse of Dan Markingson, a seriously mentally ill young man under an involuntary commitment order who committed suicide after enrolling, over the objections of his mother, in an industry-funded antipsychotic study run by members of the department.”

Integrating Integrity – Inside Higher Ed (Kaustuv Basu 2012 )0

Posted by Admin in on May 28, 2015
 

“Graduate schools need to do a better job teaching their students about responsible and ethical research, according to a report being released today by the Council on Graduate Schools.

If they do, they will have more success preventing research misconduct, the report states.

The report, Research and Scholarly Integrity in Graduate Education: A Comprehensive Approach, suggests that university administrators should work with faculty members and graduate students across disciplines to boost research integrity. For example, a successful workshop offered in one discipline can be adapted for another discipline or a course in research ethics taught intermittently by one professor could be taught by other faculty members.”

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