Scientific Misconduct -Reply Jennifer Morgan 09 Oct 1997 17:34 EST
Annmarie- If I understand you question correctly, you are asking if the institution has to do anything after the federal investigation has been closed. The investigation will close with a determination, either that there was, or was not misconduct. If there was misconduct, then there will be recommendations to rectify the situation... after the recommendations have been carried out, the institution should be in the clear, as long as they have followed their own policies and satisfied the sponsor. If there was no misconduct found, but there was an honest error, recommendations would probably still be made if erroneous information had been disseminated to the scientific community. If you are interested in a specific situation, I may be able to steer you to some journal articles that you could read to gain a better understanding. Misconduct in Science is a very broad area. Everything from who should be listed as an author on a journal article, to mistreatment of animals, to misleading consent forms, to falsification of data, to theft of ideas, and on and on. I'll be conducting workshops on Ethics in Science in Philadelphia later this month and in Pittsburgh in November. If you would like to learn more, and can talk your powers that be in allowing you to come to either one of them, we'd be happy to have you attend. -Jennifer Morgan xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox Jennifer Morgan Director of Sponsored Programs Office of Grants & Contracts Allegheny Campus Allegheny Univ. of the Health Sciences One Allegheny Center, Suite 880 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212 412-359-1523 (voice) 412-359-1556 (fax) email@example.com >>> Annmarie Boduch <firstname.lastname@example.org> 10/09/97 12:15pm >>> 42 cfr part 50 addresses Scientific Misconduct - What I can seem to find is what role does the Institution (award receipient have) regarding the release of such research either thru 1. publications or 2. an abstracts? - or is that went the case is closed and the Feds report out on cases of scientific misconduct that covers the Institution.