In the News: SOuRCe survey aids in evaluating workplace ethics

04/29/2015

Training in research ethics is mandatory for many US graduate students and postdocs, but there is little evidence that formal classes prompt scientists to conduct research ethically. However, the workplace climate — which includes perceptions of regulatory committees, data confidentiality and treatment of trainees — influences research practices and can spawn behaviours such as poor record-keeping or plagiarism. Read more here.