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Fostering integrity in research / Committee on Responsible Science, Committee on Science, Engineering, Medicine, and Public Policy, Policy and Global Affairs.

Other author/creatorNational Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Responsible Science, issuing body.
Other author/creatorCommittee on Science, Engineering, Medicine, and Public Policy (U.S.), issuing body.
Format Electronic and Book
Publication Info Washington, DC : The National Academies Press, [2017]
Description1 online resource (1 PDF file (xv, 307 pages)).
Supplemental Content Direct link to resource
Series Consensus study report
Consensus study report. ^A1363519
Contents Foundations of integrity in research : core values and guidings norms -- Important trends and challenges in the research environment -- Context and definitions -- Incidence and consequences -- Understanding the causes -- Addressing research misconduct and detrimental research practices : current knowledge and issues -- Exploring new approaches -- Identifying and promoting best practices for research integrity -- Education for the responsible conduct of research -- Findings and recommendations.
Summary The integrity of knowledge that emerges from research is based on individual and collective adherence to core values of objectivity, honesty, openness, fairness, accountability, and stewardship. Integrity in science means that the organizations in which research is conducted encourage those involved to exemplify these values in every step of the research process. Understanding the dynamics that support -- or distort -- practices that uphold the integrity of research by all participants ensures that the research enterprise advances knowledge. The 1992 report Responsible Science: Ensuring the Integrity of the Research Process evaluated issues related to scientific responsibility and the conduct of research. It provided a valuable service in describing and analyzing a very complicated set of issues, and has served as a crucial basis for thinking about research integrity for more than two decades. However, as experience has accumulated with various forms of research misconduct, detrimental research practices, and other forms of misconduct, as subsequent empirical research has revealed more about the nature of scientific misconduct, and because technological and social changes have altered the environment in which science is conducted, it is clear that the framework established more than two decades ago needs to be updated. Responsible Science served as a valuable benchmark to set the context for this most recent analysis and to help guide the committee's thought process. Fostering Integrity in Research identifies best practices in research and recommends practical options for discouraging and addressing research misconduct and detrimental research practices.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references.
Funding informationThis activity was supported by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund under Grant No. 1012589, the Office of Inspector General of the National Science Foundation under Contract No. NSFDACS11P1173, the Office of Research Integrity of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under Contract No. HHSP23320042509XI, the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-SC0005916, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs under Contract No. VA101-C17404, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under Contract Nos. EP-C-09-003 and EP-C-09-005, and the U.S. Geological Survey of the U.S. Department of the Interior under Contract No. G10AP00150, with additional support from the American Chemical Society, the American Physical Society, the Society for Neuroscience, the National Academy of Sciences Arthur L. Day Fund, and the W. K. Kellogg Foundation Fund. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of any organization or agency that provided support for the project.
Source of descriptionDescription based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed March 2, 2018).
Issued in other formPrint version: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Responsible Science. Fostering integrity in research. Washington, DC : National Academies Press, [2017] 0309391253 9780309391252
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