Research Ethics: Plagiarism and Misconduct in Scientific Research
- Responsible Conduct of Research
This course will use case studies to discuss various types of science misconduct including:
- Plagiarism in scientific papers
- Fake peer reviews
- Predatory journals
- Predatory conferences
- Image manipulation
- How to alert journals and institutions of corrections and retractions
Elisabeth Bik, PhD
After receiving her PhD at Utrecht University in The Netherlands, Elisabeth Bik joined the laboratory of David Relman in the School of Medicine at Stanford in 2001. During that time, she worked on the characterization of the human microbiome in oral, gastric, and intestinal samples, and the microbiome of marine mammals. In May 2014, she founded Microbiome Digest, an almost daily compilation of scientific papers in the rapidly growing microbiome field. In November 2016, she joined uBiome as a science editor. She can often be found discussing science papers on Twitter at @MicrobiomDigest. In 2018, she joined Astarte Medical as the director of science. In her spare time, she searches the biomedical literature for inappropriately duplicated or manipulated photographic images and plagiarized text.
Gladstone Institute’s Office of Postdoctoral and Graduate Affairs
The Responsible Conduct of Research program provides Gladstone’s scientific community opportunities to openly discuss ethical issues in scientific research and complete the requirements of the NIH policy. Courses are held every 2 months and cover a variety of topics on scientific ethics.