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Public need and private pardon – A Research Integrity discussion activity

When confronted with a public need (such a helping with the response to COVID-19 or foiling a domestic terrorist plot) what should do if part of the response is facing punishment for misconduct?  A topical research integrity discussion activity that references a block-buster movie.

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Institutional conflict-of-interest policies at US academic research institutions, Resnik D.B, Ariansen, MS, Jamal, J. and Kissling, G.E. Commentary by Prof. Colin Thomson – A Research Integrity Commentary

Commentary by Prof. Colin Thomson AM on this 2016 paper about institutional conflicts of interest policies (or lack thereof) at US research institutions. This informative although confined study shows that only 28% of United States academic research institutions have published or accessible policies about institutional conflicts of interest. Most had policies regarding conflicts of interest

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Commentary on a resource item – Use of hacked data – Research Integrity/Human Research Ethics

Commentary piece reflecting on the research integrity and human research ethics considerations for the research use of the data hacked from Ashley Maddison and posted online. Especially given individuals are identified and the access/use was without any consent.

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