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RESPONSIBLE SCIENCE: Ensuring the Integrity of the Research Process
when serious breaches of professional standards and practices have occurred, it is important that senior scientists speak out publicly to validate and explain the legitimacy of the complaints.
Scientific societies and scientific journals should continue toprovide and expand resources and forums to foster responsible research practices and to address misconduct in science and questionable research practices.
1. For a discussion of the commission's origins, see Carnegie Commission on Science, Technology, and Government (1991).