Promoting Integrity in Scientific Journals

I am still P30ing away but today attended an incredibly stimulating presentation-discussion on “balancing scholarship & entrepreneurship – issues in scientific technology transfer” … conflict of interest, conflict of commitment, scientist as scholar vs portfolio asset at major research universities. Great stuff. More later. For now, I wanted to alert you to a resource that was released during a time of major flux (for me) but should be noted here sooner than later: the Council of Biology Editors White Paper on Promoting Integrity in Scientific Journal Publications. This online & PDF document provides guidance to journal editors, reviewers, authors, and sponsors regarding their roles and responsibilities in safeguarding and advancing scientific knowledge. Nice material on the general media as well. These folks always do me proud. Anyway, more on the bigger issues raised today – right after I’ve signed a confidentiality agreement not to disclose any material related to the Center grant I’m currently overhauling …

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