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Research Ethics

Dr. Elisabeth Bik is a microbiome and science integrity consultant and founder of the Microbiome Digest blog. Dr. Bik’s pro bono efforts to help identify instances of…
Newer forms of unethical practices are on the rise in the acdemic publishing world, taking unsuspecting authors by surprise. When a dissatisfied author gives a negative…
A journal editor discovers an overlap between one of his journal’s published articles and two other articles published in different journals. The editor suspects that…
The foundation of every clinical trial is a clinical protocol. It is an important document that describes in detail all the crucial elements of the research. In fact,…
This post clarifies the role and nature of animal ethics boards or regulatory bodies that set down regulations to help ensure humane and ethical treatment of animals in…
A series of unplanned events led me to a copy of Charlie Munger’s famous speech titled “The Psychology of Human Misjudgment” and got my brain whirring. In the speech he…
Before using animals for an experiment, you need to get approvals from relevant regulatory bodies and ethics boards. These bodies help ensure that animals used in…
At the beginning of each scholarly article, beneath the title, is a list of the authors. We get so used to writing our name, together with the names of our co-authors…
As the volume of scientific publishing is increasing, so is the competitive pressure to get published. The extreme competition in academia and the immense pressure to…
This online course titled Avoid Retractions: Publish Ethically is an effort to provide guided learning on ethics in a simple and systematic manner allowing participants…