Presented by This workshop will focus on ethics in scientific research with a special focus on issues related to the dissemination of the fruits of research through publications. Specific questions to be discussed will include:
(a) What do we, as researchers, owe to the community of fellow-scientists, as well as to the public?
(b) What are the rules regarding the sharing primary data? How about programs used for data analysis and / or simulations?
(c) Who gets included in the list of authors? What about "guest authorship"?
(d) What do we do after a discovery of an error in our own paper? In someone else's paper?
(e) Who gets the blame for lapses in a paper?
(f) How do we handle cases of scientific misconduct?
Main aims and goal:An enhanced awareness of common ethical issues that arise in the context of research publications, and of the political, social, organizational constraints in dealing with them.
Target audience:Anyone who is interested in publishing their research.
Workshop organisers:T.A. Abinandanan