COMP 601/CAAM 601: Research Ethics Seminar
Compiled by Moshe Y.
Misconduct in science affects us all. It undermines public trust in
the results and methods of science and threatens public funding and
support for scientific research. This case-based course will focus on
incidents and issues commonly encountered in the preparation, conduct,
and reporting of scientific research. Topics covered include
professional issues such as peer
review, conducting research, authorship, research fraud, and conflicts
of interest. Bioethics issues will not be covered in this course.
The purpose of this course is to engage current (and potential)
research trainees in discussions about proper and improper scientific
conduct. Each meeting will focuses on at least one key case
illustrating one or more of these issues. In keeping with the complex,
and often personal dimensions of these issues, emphasis is on
interactive discussion. The case facilitator serves as a discussion
leader, but the value of each session depends on each participants
prior preparation and in-class involvement.
Time and Location: Fridays, 3:00-4:30pm, DH 1075
The seminar is offered in the fall semester. During the fall
semester, this page is actively updated with announcements, handouts,
and related information.
During the spring semester, this page is dormant.