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Embassy of Good Science (Resources | May 2019)0

Posted by Admin in on July 5, 2019
 

Your platform for research integrity and ethics
The Embassy offers help to anyone seeking support in handling day-to-day research practices and dilemmas.

The goal of The Embassy of Good Science is to promote research integrity among all those involved in research. The platform is open to anyone willing to learn or support others in fostering understanding and awareness around Good Science.

The Embassy aims to become a unique ‘go to’ place, a public square where the community of researchers can gather to discuss ‘hot topics’, share knowledge, and find guidance and support to perform science responsibly and with integrity.

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Why journal editors should dig deeper when authors ask for a retraction – Retraction Watch (Ivan Oransky | February 2019)0

Posted by Admin in on March 2, 2019
 

Imagine you’re a journal editor. A group of authors sends you a request to retract one of their papers, saying that “during figure assembly certain images were inappropriately processed.”

What do you do next? Do you ask some tough questions about just what “inappropriately processed” means? Do you check your files for whether the author’s institution had told you about an investigation into the work? Do you Google the author’s names? Do you…search Retraction Watch?

It seems unlikely that any of those things happened in the case of a recent retraction from Nature Communications, or, if they did, they don’t seem to have informed the notice. We don’t know for sure, because, as is typical, the journal isn’t saying much. But here’s what we do know.

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Responsible Conduct of Research & Scholarly Activity (Guidance: University of New Hampshire | April 2018)0

Posted by Admin in on April 11, 2018
 

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“Integrity in research is essential for maintaining scientific excellence and for keeping the public’s trust. Integrity characterizes both individual researchers and the institutions in which they work….For a scientist, integrity embodies above all the individual’s commitment to intellectual honesty and personal responsibility….For an institution, it is a commitment to creating an environment that promotes responsible conduct by embracing standards of excellence, trustworthiness, and lawfulness….”

~ (Institute of Medicine, Integrity in Scientific Research, 2002, p. 4)

This Research Guide provides access to a host of resources on responsible conduct of research and scholarly activity (RCR) topics listed in the menu on the lefthand side of the page, and below in the tabbed pages. For a general overview of RCR, read David Resnik’s essay, What is Ethics in Research & Why is it Important?

Integrity is the essence of everything successful ~ R. Buckminster Fuller

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University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law research integrity page0

Posted by Admin in on March 5, 2018
 

On an open lap a blue jigsaw is coming together with the word 'advice' written on itUniversity of Hong Kong Faculty of Law have launched a website of resources on research integrity for its staff that includes videos, and case studies developed for them by AHRECS and commentary by University of Hong Kong staff.

http://www.law.hku.hk/researchintegrity/

While conceding our conflict of interest in making any assessment of this resources page we think this page is an excellent example of a constructive approach to informing the practice of an institution’s researchers.

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