Science and Engineering Ethics 5 (2):137-154 (1999)

Nearly two decades of debate have not settled the definition of research misconduct. The literature provides four explanatory frameworks for misconduct. The paper examines these frameworks and maps them onto efforts by the U.S. Public Health Service to define research misconduct and subsequent responses to these efforts by the scientific community. The changing frameworks suggest that closure will not be achieved without an authoritative effort, which may occur through the Research Integrity Panel’s recent attempt to create a government-wide definition.
Keywords research misconduct  scientific fraud  National Institutes of Health  Office of Research Integrity
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DOI 10.1007/s11948-999-0002-0
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