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[How to avoid research misconduct - recommendations for surgeons]


Research misconduct is defined by the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh as any behaviour by a researcher, whether intentional or not, that fails to scrupulously respect high scientific and ethical standards. Various types of research misconduct include fabrication or falsification of data, plagiarism, problematic data presentation or analysis, failure to obtain ethical approval by a research ethics committee or to obtain the subject's informed consent, inappropriate claims of authorship, duplicated publication, and undisclosed conflicts of interest. These can result in patient injury, deterioration of the patient-physician relationship, loss of public trust in biomedical research, as well as pollution/degradation of the medical literature. Surgical research malfeasance has been underreported, and no practical guidelines for good research and publication have appeared to date in French surgical journals. In an attempt to uphold the scientific integrity of our profession, we discuss research misconduct and emphasise preventive measures and considerations for surgeons.


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inserm-00415675 , version 1 (10-09-2009)


  • HAL Id : inserm-00415675 , version 1
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Poramate Pitak-Arnnop, Thomas Schouman, Jean-Charles Bertrand, Christian Hervé. [How to avoid research misconduct - recommendations for surgeons]. Journal de Chirurgie, 2008, 145 (6), pp.534-41. ⟨inserm-00415675⟩
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