Science and Engineering Ethics

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 25–34 | Cite as

From case management to prevention of scientific dishonesty in Denmark

  • Daniel Andersen
Article

Abstract

In 1992, The Danish Medical Research Council established a national committee on scientific dishonesty with the twofold task of handling cases of scientific misconduct and taking preventive initiatives. Scientific dishonesty was proven in only five cases, but in another nine cases lesser degrees of deviations from good scientific practice were found. The experiences from a total of 24 treated cases indicated that three key areas were at the basis of most of the accusations and the deviations from good practice: uncertainty about 1) authorship, about 2) rights and duties to use scientific data and about 3) agreements at the initiation of joint studies. As a consequence guidelines on good practice have been issued on these key subjects.

Keywords

authorship good scientific practice guidelines rights to use scientific data scientific fraud storage of scientific data 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    Andersen, D., Attrup, L., Axelsen N. Riis P. (1992) Scientific dishonesty and good scientific practice. Danish Medical Research Council, Copenhagen.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Andersen D. (1998) Cases during DCSD’s first five years, in: Annual Report 1997, The Danish Committee on Scientific Dishonesty, Copenhagen: 9–14.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    The Danish committee on Scientific Dishonesty (1996) Annual Report 1995, The Danish Committee on Scientific Dishonesty, Copenhagen: 78–80.Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    The Danish Committee on Scientific Dishonesty (1998) Annual Report 1997, The Danish Committee on Scientific Dishonesty, Copenhagen: 44.Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    The Danish Committee on Scientific Dishonesty (1995) Annual Report 1994, The Danish Committee on Scientific Dishonesty, Copenhagen: 57–58.Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    The Danish Committee on Scientific Dishonesty (1997) Annual Report 1996, The Danish Committee on Scientific Dishonesty, Copenhagen: 47–49.Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    The Danish Committee on Scientific Dishonesty (1994) Annual Report 1993, The Danish Committee on Scientific Dishonesty, Copenhagen: 48–49.Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    The Danish committee on Scientific dishonesty (1995) Annual Report 1994, The Danish Committee on Scientific Dishonesty, Copenhagen: 58–59.Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    The Danish committee on Scientific Dishonesty (1997) Guidelines for the presentation of experimental protocols and reports, data documentation and data storage in basic health research, Danish Medical Bulletin 44: 87–88.Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    The Danish Committee on Scientific Dishonesty (1997) Guidelines for the presentation of research plans and protocols, data documentation and data storage in clinical and clinical-epidemiological research, Danish Medical Bulletin 44: 88–89.Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    The Danish Committee on Scientific Dishonesty (1999) Guidelines on good scientific practice, Danish Medical Bulletin 46: 61–67.Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    Guidelines for the conduct of research within the public health service (1992) U.S. Department of health and human services.Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    EEC note for guidance (1990) Good clinical practice for trials on medicinal products in the European Community. CPMB working party on efficacy of medicinal products. Pharmacology and Toxicology 67: 361–372.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. 14.
    Good clinical research practice (1992) The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry. London.Google Scholar
  15. 15.
    Harvard Medical School (1992) Faculty policies on integrity in science, Boston, MA.Google Scholar
  16. 16.
    Evered, D., Lazar, P. (1996) Misconduct in medical research. European Medical Research, Newsletter, April, Strasbourg.Google Scholar
  17. 17.
    Macrina, F.L. (1995) Scientific integrity, American Society for Microbiology, Washington, DC.Google Scholar
  18. 18.
    International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. (1997) Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted for Biomedical Journals. Nordisk Medicin 112: 55–60.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Opragen Publications 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Andersen
    • 1
  1. 1.The Danish Committee on Scientific DishonestyDanish Research AgencyCopenhagenDenmark

Personalised recommendations