Themes

Discipline specific codes and guidelines on research integrity

What is this about?

Some guidelines concern all areas of research, but there are also codes and guidelines which concern specific scientific disciplines or areas.

Why is this important?

Some scientific areas can have domain-specific challenges when it comes to research integrity. That is why it can be important to have more specific guidelines than those available in domain-general guidelines.

In particular, those research areas in which practitioners also offer services to clients, such as sociologists, psychologists, or statisticians, have well-established domain-specific codes of conduct.

For whom is this important?

Researchers

What are the best practices?

A non-exhaustive repository for discipline-specific codes can be found here (1).

References

1. Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions. Accessed May 2019. Available at: http://ethicscodescollection.o

Hugh Desmond contributed to this theme.

Latest contribution was May 29, 2019