The Management of Scientific Integrity within Academic Medical Centers
The Management of Scientific Integrity within Academic Medical Centers discusses the impact scientific misconduct has in eight complex case studies. Authors look at multifaceted mixtures of improper behavior, poor communication, cultural issues, adverse medical/health issues, interpersonal problems and misunderstandings to illustrate the challenge of identifying and managing what went wrong and how current policies have led to the establishment of quasi legal processes within academic institutions. The book reviews the current global regulations and concludes with a section authored by a US federal court judge who provides his perspective on the adequacy of current regulations and policies.
- Paperback | 224 pages
- 152 x 226 x 14mm | 339.99g
- 22 Jan 2015
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
"...meaningful in the way it describes how this misconduct impacts society and the scientific community and presents case studies to systematically shed light on the intricacies of research misconduct. The book's unique structure facilitates its central thesis very well...Score: 89 - 3 Stars" --Doody's
Table of contents
1. Foreward 2. Introduction - Impact of cases on public trust and perception of science 3. The Management of scientific integrity in Biomedical Research Institutions 4. Case studies: A) Submission of Fraudulent data to peer-review journal: what is the role of the lab head/mentor? B) Stealing data from colleagues and presenting at meeting without co-author's permission C) Breaking and entering animal care facility of former employer, and wrongful use of laboratory animals D) Failure to perform research described in Federal grant. Fraud vs. incompetence E) Authorship dispute between faculty and postdoctoral fellow F) Disagreement among authors regarding presentation of data G) Postdoctoral fellow reporting on experiments in paper, some of which not completed as reported H) Use of knock-out mouse model in experiments and publications without permission
About Peter Snyder
Prof. Peter J. Snyder has served as the Scientific Integrity Officer, as well as the Institutional Official, for the Lifespan Hospital System (Providence, RI) since 2008. He oversees the ethical conduct of research for approximately 350 investigators across a system of five hospitals that form the core teaching campuses for the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Snyder is the Chief Research Officer for this academic health system, and he also actively serves as a Professor of Neurology within the medical school. Dr. Snyder has maintained an active research program for more than 20 years, and he has published widely in the fields of clinical neuropsychology, cognitive neuroscience, neuropharmacology and the history of the neurosciences. Dr. Snyder is the Senior Associate Editor for Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association (published by Elsevier). Prof. Linda C. Mayes has served as the Special Assistant to the Dean, Yale School of Medicine (New Haven, CT) since 2008. In this role, she is also responsible for management of scientific integrity for the medical school and its faculty who are spread across affiliated hospitals. Dr. Mayes is the Arnold Gesell Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Psychology, and Epidemiology and Public Health in the Yale Child Study Center, and her research integrates perspectives from child development, behavioral neuroscience, psychophysiology and neurobiology, developmental psychopathology, and neurobehavioral teratology. She has published widely in the developmental psychology, pediatrics, and child psychiatry literature. Dr. Mayes is also trained as an adult and child psychoanalyst and is the chairman of the directorial team of the Anna Freud Centre in London as well as the coordinator of the Anna Freud Centre program at the Yale Child Study Center. The Hon. William E. Smith is a United States District Court Judge (1st Circuit) for the District of Rhode Island. He has served on that court for over 10 years. Judge Smith has developed an expertise and interest in the intersection between rapid advances in science and the work of the courts, in both the civil and criminal law. He has presided over numerous cases involving highly complex fields of scientific evidence. In addition, Judge Smith teaches various courses at the Roger Williams School of Law (Bristol, RI), including the law of scientific and expert evidence; and he serves on the board of the Advanced Science and Technology Adjudication Resource Council (ASTAR), a federally funded organization devoted to increase the level of scientific knowledge of the judiciary.
"...meaningful in the way it describes how this misconduct impacts society and the scientific community and presents case studies to systematically shed light on the intricacies of research misconduct. The book's unique structure facilitates its central thesis very well...Score: 89 - 3 Stars" -- Doody's