At the AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston on Thursday, Mark Frankel, the Director of the Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights, and Law Program at AAAS, made a case for scientists to think more deeply about their social responsibilities.
A report issued this month by the American Association of University Professors concludes that academic researchers should have the authority to decide whether their proposed studies require review by an institutional review board.
Efforts to ensure the inclusion of underrepresented minorities are important because they are often unlikely to have spontaneous connections with colleagues that develop into coaching or mentoring relationships.
"Integrity and honesty are the foundations upon which scientific inquiry and discovery are built. Trust allows us to believe what others have done and to use the results of others to drive our own research."