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From determining authorship on a postdoc's first publication to taking ownership of data as the postdoc transitions to a faculty job, responsible conduct of research (RCR) issues are fundamental to a postdoc's professional development and everyday research practice.
In the broadest of senses, a scientist is someone who engages in a systematic activity in order to gain knowledge. Scientists perform research to establish a more comprehensive understanding of nature including physical, mathematical and social realms. This is distinct from philosophers, those who use logic toward a more comprehensive understanding of intangible aspects of reality that lack a direct connection to nature, focusing on the realm of thought itself.
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” – a common saying that is particularly true when it comes to peoples’ long-term health.