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Responsibility for scientific misconduct in collaborative papers
Stockholm Centre for Healthcare Ethics, Karolinska institutet.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0075-0165
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Centre for Research Ethics and Bioethics.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7486-4678
2018 (English)In: Medicine, Health care and Philosophy, ISSN 1386-7423, E-ISSN 1572-8633, Vol. 21, p. 423-430Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper concerns the responsibility of co-authors in cases of scientific misconduct. Arguments in research integrity guidelines and in the bioethics literature concerning authorship responsibilities are discussed. It is argued that it is unreasonable to claim that for every case where a research paper is found to be fraudulent, each author is morally responsible for all aspects of that paper, or that one particular author has such a responsibility. It is further argued that it is more constructive to specify what task responsibilities come with different roles in a project and describe what kinds of situations or events call for some kind of action, and what the appropriate actions might be.

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2018. Vol. 21, p. 423-430
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Accountability, Authorship, Research ethics, Research integrity, Responsibility, Scientific misconduct
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Ethics
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Bioethics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-335912DOI: 10.1007/s11019-017-9817-7ISI: 000441119400015PubMedID: 29222668OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-335912DiVA, id: diva2:1164143
Available from: 2017-12-10 Created: 2017-12-10 Last updated: 2018-10-23Bibliographically approved

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