March 15, 2008 (Vol. 28, No. 6)
Strong Points: Easy access to important info
Weak Points: None
Related to the subject of plagiarism (and, in a sense, a broader aspect of it) is that of Research Integrity. Helping to guide researchers in this matter is the Office of Research Integrity, hosted by the Department of Health and Human Sciences. Like the Plagiarism.org site above, the Office of Research Integrity is a one place to visit to see all that concerns ethics of research in federal grants from the U.S. Public Health Service. At the site, visitors will find a wealth of news articles, discussions, conference info, ways of dealing with misconduct, an extensive list of policy information, newsletters, handbooks, annual reports, and educational materials on the Responsible Conducting of Research. If you’re looking to learn more about ethical considerations of scientific research, the Office of Research Integrity’s site is an outstanding government resource to consult.