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A Guide to Responsible Research

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  • Offers a comprehensive guide for early career researchers
  • Covers all phases of research, from planning and doing, to analyzing and reporting research
  • Uses case examples as a learning tool

Part of the book series: Collaborative Bioethics (CB, volume 1)

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Table of contents (9 chapters)


About this book

This Open Access book is a guide to good, responsible research at each step of the process of research discovery, so that a researcher at the beginning of a scientific career has a clear pathway to doing good research and producing reliable results.
The textbook will give context to the practices described in the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity, guided by the fundamental principles or research integrity – reliability, honesty, respect, and accountability. Although we base the book on the European Code, the principles are the same in the global research community, such as those outlined in Fostering Integrity in Research from the US National Academies; Engineering and Medicine. The chapters in the book follow good research practices, give practical advice and address basic principles. In this way, the book is applicable to different research fields. It directs readers to various sources for further and updated information, particularly drawing from the resources available at The Embassy of Good Science, the European platform for research integrity and ethics.

Editors and Affiliations

  • School of Medicine, University of Split, Split, Croatia

    Ana Marusic

About the editor

Ana Marušić is Professor of Anatomy and Chair of the Department of Research in Biomedicine and Health at the University of Split School of Medicine, Split, Croatia. She received her medical doctor degree and her research doctoral degree from the University of Zagreb, Croatia. Prof. Marušić is an Honorary Professor at the University of Edinburgh in the UK and Co-Editor in Chief of the Journal of Global Health. She also serves on the Steering Group of the EQUATOR Network and is the Co-Chair of the Cochrane Scientific Committee. Prof. Marušić was the president of several editorial organizations: European Association of Science Editors (EASE), Council of Science Editors (CSE), and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), and is a former member of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). She currently serves on the Council of the Publication Ethics (COPE). Prof. Marušić has more than 300 peer-reviewed publications and was heavily involved with creating the policy of mandatory registration of clinical trials in public registries which helped change the legal regulation of clinical trials worldwide.

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