Scientific Integrity: Text and Cases in Responsible Conduct of Research

Scientific Integrity: Text and Cases in Responsible Conduct of Research
2014 © ASM Press
Francis L. Macrina
ISBN-13: 978-1-55581-661-2
eISBN-13: 978-1-55581-848-7
Ethics, Basic Sciences, Health Education, Research


This widely adopted textbook provides the essential content and skill-building tools for teaching the responsible conduct of scientific research. Scientific Integrity covers the breadth of concerns faced by scientists: protection of animal and human experimental subjects, scientific publication, intellectual property, conflict of interest, collaboration, record keeping, mentoring, and the social and ethical responsibilities of scientists. Learning activities and resources designed to elucidate the principles of scientific integrity include:

  • • Dozens of highly relevant, interactive case studies for discussion in class or online
  • • Numerous print and online resources covering the newest research guidelines, regulations, mandates and policies
  • • Discussion questions, role-playing exercises, and survey tools to promote critical thought
  • • Documents including published rules of conduct, sample experimentation protocols, and patent applications

The new edition of Scientific Integrity responds to significant recent changes (new mandates, policies, laws, and other developments) in the field of responsible conduct of research. Dr. Macrina plants the seeds of awareness of existing, changing, and emerging standards in scientific conduct and provides the tools to promote critical thinking in the use of that information.

Scientific Integrity is the original turnkey text to guide the next generations of scientists as well as practicing researchers in the essential skills and approaches for the responsible conduct of science.

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"This book acquaints readers with the current regulatory and ethical framework governing research while guiding sustained reflection on dilemmas confronting those involved in research. Although this edition retains many of the features of earlier editions, such as cases and discussion questions, it has been updated and substantially revised to ensure continued relevancy."

-- Kayla Kostelecky, JD (Saint Louis University) - Doody's Review


With its attention to organization and its highly accessible writing style, this book may be used as a supplement to formal instruction or for self-directed learning. Its comprehensive compilation of resources and appended material recommend it as a reference for researchers, mentors, and instructors. The author has extensive experience conducting research and teaching research integrity.

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