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On making a decision based on morals or common ethical codes instead of etiquette, rules, institutional or government policy, or technical or procedural reasons.

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What are academic conference centers doing to limit their climate impact?

This question is about what I call academic conference centers, by which I mean research centers whose purpose is to welcome international researchers for short-term thematic stays. Examples of such ...
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What is an example of a journal based in China which "warns authors that they are not affiliated with any paper-selling companies"?

Regarding the following quote: ... editors say an increasing number of journals based in China warn authors that they are not affiliated with any paper-selling companies. Mara Hvistendahl, China'...
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What national agency in Russia codifies research ethics?

I am coordinating the funding proposal for a joint Austrian–Russian research project. The proposal needs to briefly discuss compliance with relevant ethics regulations and guidelines, preferably not ...
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Are there guidelines that say if post-submission publications must be cited?

I can see from this question Can I cite a paper published after the initial submission of my paper? asking if it is okay to cite papers after submission is answered as, yes- and sometimes you need to. ...
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My university is forcing me to take required classes at a different campus, which will be very expensive to me. Do I have any recourse?

I am a 4th year undergraduate physics major. At the beginning of my college career, I made a spreadsheet showing which classes I would take each semester. My advisor told me every semester that the ...
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In the United States, are there any ethical oversights on self-funded and published research?

I'm currently working on my CITI ethical human research certification. Given its dense nature my mind started to wander and I had the realization that all the protocols and ramifications I've so far ...
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How do I handle a conflict with my former mentor about a potential paper correction?

During my postdoc, I published two research papers as the first author, with my mentor (a Professor at an Ivy League institution) as the corresponding/senior author. Months after publishing the papers,...
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What to do in case of academic dishonesty by organizers after getting published

I am trying to avoid academic dishonesty as far as possible. I have submitted a paper to a local journal and after getting published, I noticed that the editor-in-chief (who is also a professor in a ...
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Is it ethical to publish my own idea when ex-colleagues also wanted to work on it, and how do I make it clear which parts are my own contributions?

Context: Some years ago I collaborated on a paper, with my advisor and another grad student (first author), in which we would include a certain competitive machine learning algorithm and a ...
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What to do if the corresponding authors do not share the referees' response?

My PhD advisers and I have an under review paper in a top tier journal. Recently, I received an email from the chief editor of the journal informing us that the paper has been reviewed and they ...
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Citing draft papers

I'm working on a project where I've come across a couple relevant papers that are marked as "preliminary drafts" and/or with a request not to cite them because they are preliminary. Should I cite the ...
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About Consent for publishing in conference

I'm a first year PhD student. I never have any record of publication or conference paper before. In my PhD, I worked as a coauthor for the post doctoral fellow's paper. My post doc work 24x7 sundays ...
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How to handle unresponsive ex-supervisor on the submission of an article?

During my master's, I had done a project which yielded some interesting results that I and my supervisor started to write up. I moved to a different university (and country) for my PhD and kept ...
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How to convince co-authors it is unethical to include false research citations in "working paper" being submitted to a conference?

I'm third co-author on a paper that was re-submitted for publication after primary author redid data analyses when I discovered that our original data had been significantly flawed. A month or so ...
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Can pre-print be published as "working paper" after the peer reviewed and revised manuscript has been accepted for publication by the journal?

A colleague wishes to publish a pre-print as a "working paper" after the revised manuscript has gone through the peer review process and accepted for publication. The rationale is that firstly, ...
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Ethics and legality of scraping (and ultimately publishing about) publicly available information from journal websites

I'm interested in scraping publicly available information from journal websites (such as article titles, authors, abstracts, and keywords). After scraping the data, I'm interested in analyzing the ...
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"Competing interests" not disclosed? retraction?

I have recently come across this paper in Nature Communications: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-17419-7 From the authors’ affiliations and corresponding email it seems like all authors are ...
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Academic changing universities: How to negotiate start date to minimise problems with leaving previous university with little notice?

I have an offer at another university. It is late June, just got it. They want me asap. I have asked to not go until after the fall semester as we have an accreditation site visit as well as a ...
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How to mark paper as mainly my work before moving institutions

I have a paper that has some important work. I recently graduated and am about to work at a top 5 tech firm's AI research division. As part of the interview, they seemed really excited about this work ...
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Problems with my boss in academia: who to ask for some advice in Austria?

I have some problems with my boss at a university. The problem does not only include cooperative aspects. It also involves some problems related to a post-doc project that I developed and that I gave ...
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How can French University (Master Coordinator) approve full-time internship that overlaps with classes for M1 student

I'm Currently a non-EU holding a Master degree in Physics and accumulating almost 2ys. of work experience. Getting closer to the EU market is hard; I was "brought" to France via a ...
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How to avoid giving honorary authorship to advisor who has not contributed?

I am just about finished with my PhD. During the past year or so, I managed to develop my own little spot of theory. I have done this almost entirely independently. However, my advisor typically adds ...
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An article not presented in conference but published in conference special issue

Although an article was not presented at the conference, this article published in the conference special issue of a journal after reviewing and editorial process. Considering whether the authors ...
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Submitting multiple research proposal to the same RFA as PI and CoPI

There are many benefits of being a PI while submitting a proposal to funding agencies, including that you often manage the funding and you get credits for tenure-track among others. Recently, I was ...
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Who gets to access a case study database and how?

In Case Study Research, Yin (2003) states the importance to build a case study database, in order to increase the reliability of the findings. "...without a case study database, the raw data may ...
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Conference abstract - refer to paper under review

I am currently revising a journal article ("paper 1") that came back as "major revision". I intend to submit an abstract to a conference ("paper 2"). Paper 2 presents ...
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How to start working independently in a project?

It has been two months since I joined in this new project. I have put to work along with another postdoc researcher. Now we both have been asked to set a pipeline for sequencing analysis. This person ...
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is it ethical for a supervisor to exert pressure on a student because he is doing a project with a company?

I am currently a first year master student. My supervisor is having a project with a car company and this work was mainly assigned to a Phd student in my lab who volunteered for it. During the work, ...
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Ethicality of submitting a manuscript without a peer's name on it if they didn't contribute and you didn't pursue their edits?

I work at a very large institution with multidisciplinary faculty and staff, and I was acquainted with someone (we'll call him Dr. StackExchange) by a close friend of mine for a collaboration prospect,...
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Academic dishonesty: Sending material to other group members?

To help with the rest of the members for the group assignment I sent some images of a guide on how to do academic research for assignments. This ordinarily came from another unit of mine, which was ...
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Writing about a paper that won't be published (but got accepted) in my resume

(I believe my question is not a duplicate, I've seen all others related to this.) I'm an undergrad and I need to make a resume to apply for jobs (in industry) including a paper that we submitted to a ...
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Changing proposed project post-acceptance

I recently applied for a research based degree and I have indeed been offered admission (with funding), scheduled to start this fall. Prior to my acceptance, I had an interview with my prospective ...
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Lab mate and supervisor got ideas from my experimental results, tweaked it and submitted to a journal without giving me credit. What do I do?

I am an undergraduate senior studying computer science and engineering continuing to work in deep learning and Artificial Intelligence. I had been working on some datasets from June 2021. My ...
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Ethics and Practicality of Using Test Exams for Programming Courses to Prevent AI Tool Usage and Ease Scoring

I am contemplating the adoption of test exams (multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, etc.) for programming courses. This consideration is driven by two main factors: the ease and speed of grading such ...
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Authorship Disputes and Contributions in Collaborative Research Projects

Background My colleague (referred to as X) and I collaborated on two research endeavors, termed A and B. While our overarching goals aligned, our specific inputs varied due to individual commitments, ...
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