How Do We Ensure Research and Scientific Integrity? A Diverse Panel Discusses the Critical Components and Challenges of Crafting and Implementing Effective Scientific Integrity Policies.

Session ID#: 23464

Session Description:
Scientific integrity is essential to productive, valid, and publicly accepted scientific research. Scientists are expected to adhere to best practices in research integrity, and dissemination of their results should ideally be guided by scientific integrity policies that encourage accurate, free, and open communication of science. Federal science agencies, universities, scientific societies, private companies, and other organizations have scientific integrity policies to guide them. But even with these policies and officers in place, organizations and individuals must actively work for scientific integrity. In this session, authors of scientific integrity and ethics policies, scientific integrity officers, and thought leaders on the subject from a variety of backgrounds and types of institutions will discuss the essential components, potential sticking points, and constraints by which they operate when crafting and implementing scientific integrity policies.
Primary Convener:  Elizabeth A Landau, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States
Conveners:  Kasey White, Geological Society of America, Washington, DC, United States and Maeve A Boland, American Geosciences Institute, Alexandria, VA, United States

  • PA - Public Affairs
  • SI - Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences
Index Terms:

6319 Institutions [POLICY SCIENCES]
6349 General or miscellaneous [POLICY SCIENCES]
6630 Workforce [PUBLIC ISSUES]
6699 General or miscellaneous [PUBLIC ISSUES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Kei Koizumi, American Association for the Advancement of Science Washington DC, Washington, DC, United States
Marcia K McNutt, American Association for the Advancement of Science Washington DC, Washington, DC, United States
Susan W Kieffer1, Silvia Peppoloni2 and Giuseppe Di Capua2, (1)Clinton, WA, United States, (2)IAPG-International Association for Promoting Geoethics, Rome, Italy
Michael J McPhaden, NOAA Seattle, Seattle, WA, United States
John W Geissman, Richardson, TX, United States
Linda C Gundersen, Retired, Ocean View, DE, United States

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