Changing Explanatory Frameworks in the U.S. Government's Attempt to Define Research Misconduct

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Abstract

Nearly two decades of debate have not settled the definition of research misconduct. The literature provides four explanatory frameworks for misconduct. The paper examines these frameworks and maps them onto efforts by the U.S. Public Health Service to define research misconduct and subsequent responses to these efforts by the scientific community. The changing frameworks suggest that closure will not be achieved without an authoritative effort, which may occur through the Research Integrity Panel's recent attempt to create a government-wide definition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-154
Number of pages18
JournalScience and engineering ethics
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • National institutes of health
  • Office of research integrity
  • Research misconduct
  • Scientific fraud

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health(social science)
  • Health Policy
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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