Wednesday, August 16, 2006

ETHICAL ISSUES

APS task force calls for website on ethics education. 2006. APS News. 15(7)1, 3.
The APS Task Force on Ethics Education has advocated the creation andmaintenance of a web site to serve as a resource for ethics education.There are some existing resources: the APS has an official statement on the issue (http://www.aps.org/statements/02_4.cfm) and has also produced "Guidelines for Professional Conduct" (http://www.aps.org/statements/02_2.cfm). The proposed web site should also include case studies running the gamut from publication practices, conflict of interest, data acquisition, mentoring, issues of bias, and health and safety, among others. The example given involves excluding a graduate student from authorship of a paper which develops a theory that accounts for the student's results.

Posted for G. Glen

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