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Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research
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... "I never dreamed you could write equations to explain them -- and I loved it." The rich satisfaction of understanding nature is one of the forces that keeps researchers rooted to their laboratory benches, climbing through the undergrowth of a sweltering jungle, or following the threads of a difficult theoretical problem. Observing or explaining something that no one has ever observed or explained before is a personal triumph that earns and deserves individual recognition.
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... Some scientific results directly affect the health and well-being of individuals, as in the case of clinical trials or toxicological studies. Science also is used by policy makers and voters to make informed decisions on such pressing issues as climate change, stem cell research, and the mitigation of natural hazards.
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... in proposing, performing, or reviewing research, or in reporting research results." All research institutions that receive federal funds must have policies and procedures in place to investigate and report research misconduct, and anyone who is aware of a potential act of misconduct must follow these policies and procedures. Scientists who violate standards other than FFP are said to engage in "questionable research practices." Scientists and their institutions should act to discourage questionable research practices (QRPs)

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