"Many people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character." -- Albert Einstein
Integrity in Scientific Research attempts to define and describe those elements that encourage individuals involved with scientific research to act with integrity.
Recognizing the inconsistency of human behavior, it stresses the important role that research institutions play in providing an integrity--rich environment, citing the need for institutions to provide staff with training and education, policies and procedures, and tools and support systems. It identifies practices that characterize integrity in such areas as peer review and research on human subjects and weighs the strengths and limitations of self--evaluation efforts by these institutions. In addition, it details an approach to promoting integrity during the education of researchers, including how to develop an effective curriculum. Providing a framework for research and educational institutions, this important book will be essential for anyone concerned about ethics in the scientific community.
Table of Contents
|2 Integrity in Research||33-48|
|3 The Research Environment and Its Impact on Integrity in Research||49-71|
|4 Institutional Approaches to Fostering Integrity in Research||72-83|
|5 Promoting Integrity in Research Through Education||84-111|
|6 Evaluation By Self-Assessment||112-123|
|7 Concluding Remarks and Recommendations||124-134|
|Appendix A: Data Sources and Literature Review Findings||135-142|
|Appendix B: Outcome Measures for Assessing Integrity in the Research Environment||143-166|
|Appendix C: Developments in Misconduct and Integrity Policies Since Publicatoin of the 1992 COSEPUP Report||167-177|
|Appendix D: Additional Resources Regarding Professional Skills||178-183|
|Appendix E: Committee and Staff Biographies||184-194|
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