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Essays and Online Modules
Data Acquisition and Management
This online tutorial developed by Columbia University outlines some of the major ethical issues and guidelines related to the management of data in research.
The Lab : Avoiding Research Misconduct
In this video, a number of characters in a university laboratory deal with a number of ethical issues. You, as a viewer, can chose what the character will do next, and see what happens as a result of your choice. Try being Kim Park in this video, and see what happens as she questions the use of her data by another researcher.
The Responsible Collection, Retention, Sharing, and Interpretation of Data
This is a online module covering the responsible handling of data developed by Caroline Whitbeck for the Online Ethics Center. Includes an overview of the topic, case studies, and a list of further resources.
Ethical Use of Statistics
Books & Anthologies
Ensuring the Integrity, Accessibility, and Stewardship of Research Data in the Digital Age by
Call Number: Q180.55.I45C662009
Publication Date: 2009-12-17
The digital era provides researchers with greatly enhanced ability to analyze and share data, but a new report warns that technology also makes it easier for data to be distorted. The report, from the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine, recommends that research institutions ensure that every investigator receives appropriate training on managing data responsibly. Further, the report urges these institutions, along with professional societies, journals and research sponsors, to develop standards for ensuring the integrity of research data and specific data-management guidelines to account for new technologies.
Owning Scientific and Technical Information by
Call Number: CSEP.KF2979.A2O961989
Publication Date: 1989-12-01
This book, published in 1989 by Dr. Vivian Weil and Dr. John W. Snapper, explores the ethical issues raised in the owning and sharing of scientific data.
Ethics Education Library
Search the Ethics Education Library for more information on data mangement and other related topics.