Science and Engineering Ethics

, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp 261–272

Developing a federal policy on research misconduct

  • Sybil Francis

DOI: 10.1007/s11948-999-0017-6

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Francis, S. SCI ENG ETHICS (1999) 5: 261. doi:10.1007/s11948-999-0017-6


Since April 1996, the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), in collaboration with the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) in the Executive Office of the President, has been leading the development of a government-wide Federal policy for research misconduct. The author is a Senior Policy Analyst in the Office of Science and Technology Policy and a participant in this process. This paper places the NSTC/OSTP effort in historical context, outlines the process by which the policy will be finalized, and discusses the principal issues raised during the policy development process.


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© Opragen Publications 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sybil Francis
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  1. 1.Office of Science and Technology PolicyWashington, D.C.USA