Conflict of interest. The presence of a conflict of interest is independent of the occurrence of impropriety.
Therefore, a conflict of interest can be discovered and voluntarily defused before any corruption occurs. A widely used definition is: "A conflict of interest is a set of circumstances that creates a risk that professional judgement or actions regarding a primary interest will be unduly influenced by a secondary interest.
ORI - Office of Research Integrity - US departement of Health. L'expertise scientifique. TU Delta: Dossier belangen- verstrengeling. Groot onderzoek naar toezichthouders. Wetenschap zoekt belangenverstrengeling. U.S. Tightens Rules on Financial Conflicts of Interest in Science - Government. By Paul Basken The Obama administration announced on Tuesday the final form of new rules governing financial conflicts of interest in federally sponsored medical research, saying it hoped to boost public confidence after years of scandals tied to corporate influence.
The rule changes, the first in 16 years, bring new standards for universities to evaluate financial ties between their researchers and companies, for the researchers to disclose them, and for the public and government agencies to understand them. "It's time for the rules governing those relationships to be modernized," Francis S. Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, said in announcing the regulations after more than two years of development. Dr. UT Magazine: Sept2012 ethische commisie UT sinds mrt2012. Research Ethics Boards As For- Profit Enterprises?
Corrections 12 Sep 2006: Emanuel EJ, Lemmens T, Elliott C (2006)Correction: Should Society Allow Research Ethics Boards to Be Run As For-Profit Enterprises?
PLoS Med 3(9):e391. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0030391 | View correction An important mechanism for protecting human research participants is the prior approval of a clinical study by a research ethics board, known in the United States as an institutional review board (IRB). Traditionally, IRBs have been run by volunteer committees of scientists and clinicians working in the academic medical centers where the studies they review are being carried out. However, for-profit organizations are increasingly being hired to conduct ethics reviews. ScienceGuide: promotie en integriteit.
"Toezicht op het stelsel van promoties" Onderwijsinspectie OCW (pdf) Pechtold ergert zich aan politisering instituten. Kabinet Accepteert Instituten Steeds Minder.
New York Times partners with Shell Oil to peddle elite access « Climate Progress. By Joe Romm on March 22, 2011 at 3:36 pm "Media stunner: New York Times partners with Shell Oil to peddle elite access" UPDATE: NY Times replies to this post.
Emails expose BP's attempts to control research into impact of Gulf oil spill. A clean-up operation on Queen Bess Island, June 2010.
BP pledged a $500m fund for independent research into the consequences of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. Photograph: Gerald Herbert/AP. BP internal meeting notes. Bank of america wikileaks 2011 - BP tried to Buy Scientists for Favorable Research after Oil Spill. Leaked: 30,000 BP oil spill memos, emails and transcripts. In the middle of last year, Greenpeace submitted a string of Freedom of Information requests to US government agencies in relation to last year’s disastrous BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
As a result the environmental group have obtained some 30,000 memos, emails and transcripts which document the worst oil spill in American history. Taking cues from WikiLeaks, Greenpeace has begun to leak its considerable cache online for all to see. Here’s what we pulled out of the document dump: DailyKos: "Reformy" groups don't like people questioning their "research" or "plans" This says much. Barack Obama is a good person, a good father. He said today that he called Sandra Fluke because he was thinking about his own daughters and how he didn't want them to be called ...
Cerf's Up: How Privatization Will Wipe Out Public Education in New Jersey (Part 1) "When someone says 'it's not about money', it's about money.
" - H.L. Mencken Earlier, as the overt push for privatizing New Jersey's public schools was just getting started, I wanted to bring attention to some of the strange theories and characters who were spearheading the effort. I was under the impression that they were promoting a justifiably unpopular vision based on pure conviction and that when confronted by the force of democracy would be defeated. Chris Cerf: New Jersey Department of Education. David C.
Hespe David Hespe was appointed Acting Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Education on March 20, 2014, returning for what is now his fourth time working at the Department. Mr. Hespe is an accomplished leader with decades of public service in New Jersey. The Public Private Strategy Group. The Broad Foundation. Saudi Universities Offer Cash in Exchange for Academic Prestige. Citation Impact More than 60 top-ranked researchers from different scientific disciplines—all on the Institute for Scientific Information's (ISI's) highly cited list—have recently signed part-time employment arrangements with King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in which they agree to add KAU as a second affiliation to their names on ISI's list of highly cited researchers.
Meanwhile, a bigger, more prominent Saudi institution—King Saud University in Riyadh—has climbed several hundred places in international rankings in the past 4 years largely through initiatives specifically targeted toward attaching KSU's name to research publications, regardless of whether the work involved any meaningful collaboration with KSU researchers. Dan Popkey (DanPopkey) sur Twitter. IDS_Politics (IDS_Politics) sur Twitter. Dan Popkey's reporting and columns. Tom Luna. Thomas "T-Mac" Luna (born 1958 in Santa Ana, California) is the current Superintendent of Public Instruction in Idaho.
He was elected to the position in 2006. Luna was re-elected in 2010 following a challenge from the former superintendent of the Boise School District. Luna served on the Nampa School Board for seven years, three as chairman, and on the Idaho Achievement Standards Commission and Idaho Assessment and Accountability Commission. From 2003 to 2005 Luna worked for the U.S. Department of Education as an adviser to then-U.S. Luna's "Students Come First" Tour - KTRV Fox 12. Bill Hansen. Bill Hansen, now with Madison Education Group, previously served as president of Scantron Corporation, an international provider of assessment and survey.
Prior to Scantron, Hansen was the president and CEO of Chartwell Education Group, LLC. He has over fifteen years of corporate and private sector executive leadership experience in the field of education. In addition, he also has more than fifteen years of executive management experience in education with federal and state governments. Prior to founding Chartwell, Hansen served as the Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Affiliated Computer Services' (ACS) State and Local Solutions Education Services Business.
Dutko World Wide. Scantron. Madison Education Group, LLC - 'Geen stages met familierelaties' A leak in paradise. Grown in Detroit. If You're so Smart, Why Aren't You rich? door Chris Lorenz (Boek) - ISBN 9789085066705. OPC4 Universiteitsbibliotheek Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen - results/titledata. Italian academia is a family business, statistical analysis reveals. Public release date: 3-Aug-2011 [ Print | E-mail Share ] [ Close Window ] Contact: Robert Mitchumrobert.firstname.lastname@example.org 773-702-6241University of Chicago Medical Center Unusually high clustering of last names within Italian academic institutions and disciplines indicates widespread nepotism in the country's schools, according to a new computational analysis.
By comparing the frequency of last names among more than 61,000 professors in medicine, engineering, law, and other fields, University of Chicago researcher Stefano Allesina found the pattern to be incompatible with unbiased, equal opportunity hiring. The analysis, published online in the journal PLoS ONE, refutes the notion that recently publicized cases of academic nepotism in Italy were isolated incidents. Argumentenfabriek: Informatiekaart Vertrouwen in Wetenschap. FD: Schellekens: de naweeën vd affaire Stapel. 2000 Panel Finds Scores of Suspect Papers in German Fraud Probe. A new report paints a darker picture of what may be the highest profile case of scientific fraud in postwar Germany. After a 2-year investigation of all 347 scientific articles co-authored by former hematologist and cancer researcher Friedhelm Herrmann, a task force jointly sponsored by Germany's main granting agency, the DFG, and the country's largest cancer charity released a report on 19 June indicating that the scope of the fraud--first uncovered 3 years ago--is far more extensive than previously thought.
Although Herrmann and a co-author have left their academic posts, the new revelations could place other careers in jeopardy. Scientific fraud and the power structure of science, by Brian Martin. Science: Addressing Scientific Fraud. Misconduct in science: An array of errors. Global Trend - More Science, More Fraud. Stappen tegen wetenschapsfraude.
'We staren ons blind op impactscores' Vier acties tegen wetenschapsfraude. Dossiers. Kenniscentrum Leefomgeving - Governance - Corruptie - Onderzoeksteam Corruptie. Nederland kwetsbaarder voor corruptie – Transparency International Nederland. THE: Leader: Box ticked, but job not yet done. The UK's new research integrity concordat is an insufficient bulwark against the high risk of a future storm over misconduct The business school dean sacked for plagiarism; the top neuroscientist found guilty of deception when he failed to mention the untimely cull of his sheep during an experiment on their long-term memory; the university osteoporosis expert who signed an untrue declaration about the extent of his access to data on a drug he was researching - just three memorable examples of research misconduct uncovered by Times Higher Education in recent years.
Each important case came to light not through an effective regulatory regime but through the principled bravery of individual whistleblowers and the dogged work of journalists. The true extent of research misconduct can never be known. DUB: Docent leert je frauderen. Stop universitaire cadeautjes. VOX: RU gaat onderzoeker (nog) eerlijker maken. W24: corruptie in NL. UCU-studenten zakken na ontdekking fraude. Tentamenfraude bij Bedrijfseconomie. Accountancystudent moet Avans verlaten.
Punt Avans. Utrechtse onderzoekers trekken artikel terug. Hacker vervalst peer review. Sijbolt Noordij vertrekt bij EYE voorzitter Raad van Toezicht EYE. Elsevier: Faking peer reviews. Ethics, values and culture driving research.