Ethics in Scientific Research

This page is intended to be used a repository of articles around ethics in research, data management, good research practice and scientific reproducibility. Suggestions for additions, comments and discussion (see below) are, of course welcome! My interest in this comes from my role as a Young Scientist at the World Economic Forum in 2016/17, where we were tasked with developing a Code of Ethics for researchers. Feedback welcome!

Note – I’ve just started this, so it’s a work in progress!

Problems with statistics in science and suggestions for how to fix it

(starting with “talk to a statistician”)

Five Ways to Fix Statistics

Preparing Data for Publication

Some of my favourite information comes from the Plant Cell and Plant Physiology Instructions for Authors. This is regularly updated, and includes excellent advice on image preparation.

A guide to error bars in experimental biology ( 10.1083/jcb.200611141)

Ethical Guidelines

The Transparency and Openess Promotion (TOP) guidelines from the Center for Open Science for standards in publishing (published in Science, 2015, 348:1422 DOI: 10.1126/science.aab2374)

Other Resource Collections

Nature Publications has this collection on research reproducibility

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