Ethics in science
Topic description: 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
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Wanda Jones explains how to promote good scientific practices and what universities could do to integrate them into their curricula.
Elmar Doppelfeld explains why promoting ethics in science is a challenge that must be tackled on a european level.
Bernhard Kempen illustrates calls for a bona fide treatment of data, facts, and intellectual property.
Su Golder and Gill Norman analyse the complex ethical considerations researchers face using social media data.
Annette Birkeland explains, how an efficient strategy of promoting good scientific practice should look like.
Problems with current situation of review and how to solve them
A young scholar in the fast lane. Until the crash.
Three examples for library engagement in trust: scholarly communication literacy, information quality and legal certainty.
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