Ethics in science
The scientific community has recently experienced instances of scientific fraud and misconduct. Issues with the replicability of research pose the question if science needs a new oath for ethics and research integrity. Although there are codices of good scientific practice and systems that should control them, they seem to be insufficient. Does academia need to readjust its ethical principles for research in an increasingly digital and intertwined world? How do we protect quality and reputation of science in times of scepticism towards the scientific authority? We want to reflect and discuss ethics in science. Share your thoughts about the role of existing and alternative codes of conduct. What should the ideal codices comprise? How should they be controlled? Does digitalization essentially change the concept of integrity in science and research?
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