Questions about scientific misconduct concern situations where researchers are tempted to put their personal, economic or career interest before the interests of science and the scientific community. An important area regards plagiarism and stealing ideas, results or data from other researchers. There are many clear cases of plagiarism, but also borderline cases where conceptual clarity and a reflective attitude concerning good practice is important. These questions are related to a set of issues around publication ethics, which also raises the problem of "self plagiarism." Other kinds of misconduct concern the handling of research data, from fabrication and forgery to misleading presentation of data, and deficient the preservation and accessibility of data to control and further research. The relevant problems are treated in connection with real examples and problematic situations from the participants own experience.

Spring 2020: Monday 2020-03-02, 13-17h

Teacher: William Bülow

Venue: D734


David B. Resnik: The Ethics of Science: An Introduction (Routledge). (Except chapters 5 and 8). The book is available as an electronic resource from the university library.