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  • Seminars and webinars

    Australian Seminar 2014: Student researchers and publication ethics

    …Download presentation: Student researchers and publication ethics - TL;DR LOL ; )  [PDF, 6100KB]…
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    Australian Seminar 2014 Ethics of data publication: same or different?

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    European Seminar 2014: Guidance on research and publication ethics in Europe

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    European Seminar 2014: Differences in publication ethics in Central and Eastern Europe

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  • Seminars and webinars

    European Seminar 2014: COPE case taxonomy

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  • Seminars and webinars

    European Seminar 2014: Violation of publication ethics in manuscripts submitted to the biomedical journals

    …Download poster: Violation of publication ethics in manuscripts submitted to the biomedical journals: analysis and perspectives (PDF 2740KB)…
  • Seminars and webinars

    European Seminar 2014: Report on the seminar

    …Download report on the COPE European Seminar by Mirjam Curno [PDF,418KB]…
  • Seminars and webinars

    Prevention is better than the cure, so the saying goes. — Paul Taylor & Daniel Barr, Office for Research Ethics and Integrity at the University of Melbourne

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  • Seminars and webinars

    Asia=Pacific Seminar 2011: Publication ethics as a manifestation of professional ethics

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    Seminar 2015: Ethical peer review in a changing and challenging scholarly publication world

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  • Case
    Case Closed

    The ethics of self-experimentation

    The author was the subject of his study. He depleted himself of a vital nutrient until he had overt clinical and biochemical signs of the deficiency. He monitored various biochemical parameters as he became more deficient and submitted two manuscripts presenting his results: one detailing the biochemical changes and one detailing the differences in results obtained from different commercially a…
  • Case
    Case Closed

    Institutional review board approval required?

    We have a query regarding institutional review board (IRB) approval for a paper in production. The paper reports on a 2 year follow-up and cost-effectiveness evaluation for a treatment programme. A previously published paper reports on the original evaluation of the treatment programme. The authors have not obtained IRB approval for either body of research. The initial research wa…
  • Forum discussion topics

    COPE Forum 9 December 2014: Publication ethics issues in the social sciences

    Background The history of research ethics in general and publication ethics more specifically was initially and primarily grounded in the biomedical sciences. As concern over issues of animal care, human participant protection and research integrity developed throughout the latter part of the 20th century, some members of the Social Sciences and Humanities communities ra…
  • Case
    Case Closed

    Institutional review board approval needed?

    A graduate student submitted a paper to a journal and noted that in her country, unless the research is directly medical, institutional review board (IRB) approval is not required or completed. The journal has a policy of requiring IRB approval on any human subjects’ research. This study was looking at practitioners and their work with students having a particular diagnosis. The editor r…
  • Case
    On-going

    Fraud or sloppiness in a submitted manuscript

    In June 2014 we received a manuscript by four authors from a well known research institution. They described a randomized trial comparing a variation in a procedure with standard care. In total, 200 patients were randomized, 100 to each arm. As measured by an interview, patients undergoing the new procedure were statistically significantly more content than those in the control arm. This manusc…
  • Forum discussion topics

    COPE Forum 8 July 2014: ethical review

    …Fair play for “researchers”: Can editors and regulators develop a common approach to the need (or lack of need) for ethical review? There are a number of legitimate and valuable tools for gaining information and evidence for scientific advance and improving health care. These include research, evaluation, audit, and others. There is a real danger that UK “researchers” using tools other…
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    COPE Forum 4 March 2014: Issues related to papers submitted to “discussion” journals

    Authors in any subject area have always had a number of potential publications to choose from when they decide that they want to publish their research. As well as subscription journals to pick from, the increasing number of Open Access models has meant that the choices for authors are expanding all the time. A new type of publication that has arisen from the OA movement is the European Geoscie…
  • Case
    On-going

    Ethical concerns about a study involving human subjects

    A manuscript was submitted to our journal describing a study of a new drug. The manuscript had only one author who gave their affiliation as a company that we can find no record of online. It describes a study in which they appear to have developed a new drug, carried out a toxicology study in mice and then, because no adverse effects were seen, tested it on one patient and five healthy volunte…
  • Case
    Case Closed

    Findings of a published trial called into question by a subsequent audit of trial conduct

    In 2008, our journal published a phase 2 randomised controlled trial of a new medicine. In 2011, the regulatory authority in the country where the study was performed decided to undertake routine monitoring of completed studies and this trial was selected for random inspection. The author informed the journal of the inspection and provided a translation of the report (independently verified as…
  • Case
    On-going

    Ethical concerns and the validity of documentation supplied by the authors

    We became concerned that not all of the co-authors were aware of a research paper submitted to our journal due to the difficulty receiving responses from the email addresses that had been supplied and their nature, given that the authors all worked in a hospital/academic institution. Despite repeated requests and attempts we remained dissatisfied with the responses and did not feel certain that…

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