Preface and acknowledgement

1. Introduction on relevant aspects of the philosophy, social structure and ethics of science

1.1 Freedom of Research
1.2 Unwritten Rules in the Scientific Community today
1.3 Problems with written Rules
1.4 A short List of Scientific Practices
1.5 Skills, Competence and Misconduct
1.6 Motivation, Satisfaction and Frustration in Science
1.7 The social Structure of Science
1.8 Good Managerial Practice
1.9 Pseudo-Science

2. The rules for good scientific practice

2.1 Experimental Techniques and the Treatment of Data. (i)
2.2 Values and Judgment in Science (i)
2.3 Publication and Openness (i)
2.4 The Allocation of Credit (i)
2.5 Authorship Practice (i)
2.6 Conflict of Interest (i)
2.7 Prevention of Error and Negligence in Science.

3 Misconduct in science

3.1 Ethical Transgressions (i)
3.2 Responding to Violation of Ethical Standards (i)

4 Good research organization

4.1 Formulation of Rules for Good Research Practice (ii)
4.2 Organizational Structure (ii)
4.3 Education in Good Scientific Practice (ii)
4.4 Safe guarding of quality in research (ii)
4.5 Storage of primary DATA (ii)
4.6 Handling of Allegations of Scientific Misconduct (ii)

5. Further reading (recommended by NAS) (i)

ADDENDUM – Description of cases of alleged scientific misconduct 1.
The Baltimore Case (USA 1986-1996)

The Baltimore Frame Story Case (NL 2000 – 2002)

(i) Reprinted with permission from “On being a Scientist: Responsible Conduct in Research”. Copyright 1995 by the National Academy of Sciences USA. Courtesy of the National Academic Press, Washington D.C.

(ii) Reprinted with permission from “Recommendations of the Commission on Professional Self Regulation in Science. Proposals for Safeguarding Good Scientific Practice” Deutsche Forschungsgemeinshaft, Bonn, 1997.