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Science and Engineering Ethics

, Volume 9, Issue 2, pp 269–272 | Cite as

The role of scientific associations in promoting research integrity and deterring research misconduct

Commentary on ‘challenges in studying the effects of scientific societies on research integrity’ (Levine and Iutcovitch)
  • Melissa S. AndersonEmail author
  • Joseph B. Shultz
Article

Abstract

The nature of scientific societies’ relationships with their members limits their ability to promote research integrity. They must therefore leverage their strengths as professional organizations to integrate ethical considerations into their ongoing support of their academic disciplines. This paper suggests five strategies for doing so.

Keywords

research integrity research misconduct scientific societies 

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© Opragen Publications 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Educational Policy and AdministrationUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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