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ON BEING A SCIENTIST


Audio Podcast: On Being A Scientist
(September 21, 2009)

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Project Scope

An ad-hoc committee will develop an updated, third edition of its guide "On Being a Scientist: Responsible Conduct of Research" -- previously published in 1989 and 1995.  The third edition of "On Being a Scientist" will provide guidance to researchers by describing the ethical foundations of research practices and some of the personal and professional issues that researchers encounter in their work.  The guide applies to all research disciplines, settings, and forms of research. It describes not only how to conduct responsible research, but also how to respond to concerns researchers may have regarding the activities of others.

The third edition of the guide would update the existing material as well as address additional issues not previously addressed.  Examples of new key issues that would be addressed include financial conflicts of interest; internet and electronic publications; intellectual property; interdisciplinary research and publication; commercial influences on research agendas; management of human resource; and homeland security. 

Meetings & Events

Committee Meeting
July 23-24th, 2007
The National Academies' Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
The Newport Room
100 Academy Drive
Irvine, CA 92617
 


 

Membership

CAROLYN BERTOZZI [NAS], Chair
University of California, Berkeley

JOHN F. AHEARNE [NAE]
The Scientific Research Society

FRANCISCO J. AYALA [NAS]
University of California, Irvine

ANDREA L. BERTOZZI 
University of California, Los Angeles

DAVID J. BISHOP
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GARY L. COMSTOCK
North Carolina State University

FRANCES A. HOULE
IBM Almaden Research Center

DEBORAH G. JOHNSON
University of Virginia
 
MICHAEL C. LOUI
University of Illinois

REBECCA R. RICHARD-KORTUM
Rice University

NICHOLAS H. STENECK
University of Michigan

MICHAEL J. ZIGMOND
University of Pittsburgh

 [Committee Biographical Information] 

STAFF

Richard Bissell
Executive Director, Policy and Global Affiars
Phone Number: (202) 334-2425
Email: rbissell@nas.edu

Kathrine Humphrey
Associate Program Officer
Phone Number: (202) 334- 2276
Email: khumphrey@nas.edu

Neeraj P. Gorkhaly
Senior Program Assistant
Phone Number: (202) 334-1358
Email: ngorkhaly@nas.edu

 

Sponsors

National Research Council
National Science Foundation

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