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Good conduct in the sciences

Title: Good conduct in the sciences
Author(s): Vagn Lundsgaard Hansen
Paper category : conference
Book title: International RILEM Conference on Volume Changes of Hardening Concrete: Testing and Mitigation
Editor(s): O. M. Jensen, P. Lura, K. Kovler
Print-ISBN: 2-35158-004-4
e-ISBN: 2351580052
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2006
Pages: 1 - 10
Total Pages: 10
Nb references: 11
Language: English

Abstract: What is scientific misconduct? How to deal with it? How to prevent it? The three questions are discussed in an international perspective with focus on means to obtain and maintain good conduct in the sciences.
The article opens with selected examples from history to illustrate the many difficulties in judging scientific behaviour. Scientific misconduct is not an a priori given concept but must first be defined. The definitions of scientific misconduct used in the US and in Denmark are discussed as examples. A few problematic cases from recent time are presented giving further evidence of the difficulties in reaching balanced decisions in matters concerning scientific behaviour. Ethical aspects in relation to publication are also discussed and finally an appeal is made to formulate basic rules for integrity in science acceptable at the international level.

Online publication: 2006-07-30
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/2351580052.001

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