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By Robert Dingwall | Published: June 19, 2015
After an unplanned visit to an American dentist, Robert Dingwall reflects on the power and the role of the case study
By Rob Brooks | Published: June 10, 2015
If Garrett Hardin were with us today, argues Rob Brooks, he would have saved a special place on the degraded commons to relegate those who...
By Zacharias Maniadis | Published: April 8, 2015
Science is considered a source of truth and the importance of its role in shaping modern society cannot be overstated. But in recent years science...
By Gigi Foster | Published: March 19, 2015
Imagine an ethics review system where the researcher’s proposal is read by an 'ethics jury' of four to six researchers drawn, as in legal juries,...
By Gigi Foster | Published: March 3, 2015
Writing about her experiences in Australia, Gigi Foster wonders if ethics boards are more interested in ticking the necessary boxes and not upholding the standards...
By Ritesh G. Menezes, Smith Giri, Sadip Pant, Magdy A. Kharoshah, Mohammed Madadin and Burugina Nagaraja | Published: February 5, 2015
High-quality scientific literature is the cornerstone of scientific progress and is highly regarded by academia. However, Ritesh G. Menezes and his colleagues write in the...
By Ottoline Leyser | Published: December 30, 2014
A survey by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics suggests that researchers appreciate the benefits of competition but also fear how it can emphasize prestige over...
By Mark Israel | Published: November 7, 2014
Looking specifically at Australia, the author of the book on research integrity wonders how rampant plagiarizing and fabricating may be among researchers.