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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

"Recommended: The primary audience for this volume will be actual practitioners of scientific research. Its concise style and pragmatic perspective will lend themselves well to the training programs in research ethics that many institutions now require. Undergraduates will find the meticulously referenced histories and overviews to be a valuable resource for research projects in bioethics."--CHOICE

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: 339,289
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Adil E. Shamoo is the Editor-in-Chief of Accountability in Research. He is affiliated with the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
David B. Resnik is Chair of the Institutional Review Board at the National Institute of Environmental Health Science.

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Table of Contents

1 Scientific research and ethics 3

2 Ethical decision making 14

3 Data acquisition and management 39

4 Mentoring and collaboration 68

5 Collaboration between academia and private industry 81

6 Authorship 98

7 Publication and peer review 110

8 Misconduct in research 140

9 Intellectual property 167

10 Conflicts of interest and scientific objectivity 189

11 The use of animals in research 215

12 The protection of human subjects in research 236

13 Protecting vulnerable human subjects in research 265

14 Genetics, cloning, and stem cell research 289

15 International research 232

16 Conclusion 348

App. 1 Sample policy and procedures for responding to allegations of research misconduct 355

App. 2 Resources 382

References 385

Index 423

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