Responsible Conduct of Research
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Elisabeth Bik, PhD

Director of Science, Astarte Medical

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.


January 15, 2019
1:30-3:00pm PST
Mahley Auditorium

Responsible Conduct of Research 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.

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