Responsible Conduct of Research / Edition 2

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Overview

Ethics in scientific research has never been more important. Recent controversies over the integrity of data in federally funded science, the manipulation and distortion of privately sponsored research, cloning, stem cell research, and the patenting of DNA and cell lines illustrate the need for a more thorough education in ethics for researchers at all levels.
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Reviewer: Erica Rangel, BA (Saint Louis University)
Description: The authors of this book offer an accessible and thorough introduction to many of the social, ethical, and legal issues facing scientists and researchers today. This second edition includes four new chapters on burgeoning areas of interest, including international research, protection of vulnerable populations, and genetics and stem cell research. The first edition was published in 2002.
Purpose: The purpose is to educate and equip scientists to respond to the numerous ethical issues they face in the course of their research with integrity and accountability. The authors succeed by covering an impressive array of topics, but with an eye toward practicality by incorporating many examples and case discussions.
Audience: While the book is written for anyone involved in research, it may be of more focused interest to biomedical researchers, as it has several chapters on the use of humans and animals in research. However, researchers in any scientific discipline will find it a useful guide.
Features: Each of the 16 chapters addresses a different area of the ethical conduct of research. The book begins with an overview of ethical decision-making by briefly summarizing different ethical theories and presenting a method for making ethical decisions, and proceeds through such topics as data acquisition, authorship, research misconduct, and the protection of human research subjects. Among the notable features are chapter summaries, discussion questions, and case studies, as well as an appendix detailing a sample policy for responding to allegations of research misconduct.
Assessment: The authors are qualified and dexterous authors on the subject of accountability in research. Their book covers impressive ground with thoughtful attention to practicality and readability. I would recommend this to anyone involved in scientific research as a tool for becoming more aware of the social and ethical implications of their attitudes and behavior.
From the Publisher

"Several recent, widely publicized instances of scientific misconduct have prompted renewed interest in ethics in science...This is an interesting, informative, and timely book covering a lot of terrain in an area of great importance."--Physics Today


3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195368246
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 2/12/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 440
  • Sales rank: 405,811
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Adil E. Shamoo, PhD, is founder and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Accountability in Research. He is currently a professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
David B. Resnik, JD, PhD, is a Bioethicist and Chair of the Institutional Review Board at the National Institute of Environmental Health Science, National Institutes of Health. He is Associate Editor of the journal Accountability in Research.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Acknowledgments
1. Scientific Research and Ethics
2. Ethical Theory and Decision Making
3. Data Acquisition and Management
4. Mentoring and Professional Relationships
5. Collaboration in Research
6. Authorship
7. Publication and Peer Review
8. Misconduct in Research
9. Intellectual Property
10. Conflicts of Interest and Scientific Objectivity
11. The Use of Animals in Research
12. The Use of Human Subjects in Research
13. The Use of Vulnerable Subjects in Research
14. Genetics, Cloning and Stem Cell Research
15. International Research
16. Conclusion
Appendix 1. Office of Research Integrity (ORI) Model Policy for Responding to Allegations of Scientific Misconduct
Appendix 2. Resources
References
Index

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