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Research Misconduct Policy in Biomedicine: Beyond the Bad-Apple Approach

Barbara K. Redman


Federal regulations that govern research misconduct in biomedicine have not prevented ongoing high-profile cases of fabrication, falsification or plagiarizing (FFP) in scientific research. Current policy holds individual scientists or team members responsible for FFP. But a fair and effective policy must take into account the context in which this behavior is embedded -- in the pressure to publish positive findings in order to obtain tenure or grant money, or in institutions that may not be supportive of ethical practice but themselves carry no risk. This book analyzes a series of clinical r ... More

Keywords: research misconduct, research ethics, research regulation, research policy, scientific capital

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780262019811
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262019811.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barbara K. Redman, author