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The US department of Health and Human Services has recently published a casebook to stimulate ethical thinking and debate in the field of research. Comprising complex cases and role-play scenarios, the casebook is divided into 8 chapters –
1. Authorship & Publication
2. Research Misconduct
3. Collaboration
4. Data Acquisition and management
5. Conflicts of Interest
6. Peer Review
7. Mentor and Trainee Relationships
8. Social Responsibility
This is a free resource designed to help researchers address complex ethical issues in their day to day work. The authors invite comment and debate after each case study and role play exercise.
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