Ethics Blog Post

When I was looking through the misconduct cases on the Office of Research Integrity’s (ORI) website, I decided to Google a few of the researcher’s names because the medical jargon and detailed descriptions weren’t resonating with me. After a few searches, I soon discovered one of the largest federal False Claims Acts lawsuits (an individual …

Ethis Blog Post

Many graduate students and researchers feel pressure to show results and are in a race to publish as many high-impact journal papers as possible. It’s important to remember that even though we may feel pressured to constantly make visible progress we need to do that via truthful means. I would rather take an extra few …

Crossing the Line

https://ori.hhs.gov/case-summary-potti-anil The above link routes to the ORI case summary for a high-profile case of from 2015.  I remember this case from my time at UGA and then in practice, as well as a partial discussion of it in prior classes here at VT.  Depending on the source, there have been upwards of 20-30 total …

Let’s Talk Ethics

Before deciding on a case to discuss, I first browsed through every case listed on the Office of Research Integrity website to get an overall sense of what types of ethical misconduct have been reported throughout the years. My initial thought was surprisingly positive because there are few cases listed, which may be a good …

Let’s Talk Ethics

Before deciding on a case to discuss, I first browsed through every case listed on the Office of Research Integrity website to get an overall sense of what types of ethical misconduct have been reported throughout the years. My initial thought was surprisingly positive because there are few cases listed, which may be a good …

Ethics Blog Post: Case Summary From Texas Tech University Health Science Center

For this blog post, I decided to discuss a case summary from the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) of research misconduct that happened at Texas Tech University Health Science Center. The case summary can be found here. In short, Rahul Dev Jayant, Ph.D., who was an Assistant Professor in Pharmaceutical Sciences, intentionally plagiarized, falsified, and/or …