Scientific conduct

Friday 27th October 2017

We’ll discuss case studies (to be provided on the day, not in advance) that raise some of the following important questions:

  • Publication
    • Accusation of ‘self-plagiarism’ in a review article
    • ‘Accidental’ plagiarism
    • Prior publication
    • Unjustified authorship
    • Uncontactable or uncooperative co-author
    • Giving credit to assistants
  • Research data
    • Data ownership
    • Data manipulation
    • Paying others to collect your data
  • Ethics
    • Internet-based research
    • Modifying consent forms
    • Controversial research

Our discussions and activities will align with The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity (revised edition, 2017) and the UK Research Integrity Office’s Code of Practice for Research.

We suggest that you do not read those codes in advance. We’ll try using our own judgements and common sense when discussing the case studies. Afterwards, we can look at the codes and see what they have to say.

The Seven Principles of Public Life were intended to guide anyone holding public office (e.g., members of parliament), but as researchers who are funded by the general public, we should be aware of them too.