Scientific research integrity

Background Paper

Published 07/05/2013

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The author was commissioned by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics to write this paper in order to inform the Council’s discussions about possible future work on this topic. The paper is intended to provide an overview of key clinical, ethical, social, legal and policy issues, but is not intended to offer any conclusions or recommendations regarding future policy and practice. Any views expressed in the paper are the author’s own and not those of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics.

The culture of scientific research

See our report into the culture of scientific research, published in 2014.

THE CULTURE OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

Author

Marie-Andrée Jacob, Senior Lecturer and AHRC Fellow, School of Law, Keele University

Summary

This paper outlines definitions of, and different scholarly and professional approaches to, ‘scientific research integrity’ (SRI). It introduces a number of debates and areas of contention in this field.

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