Table of Contents
Scientific misconduct in research: What is it, why does it
happen, and how do we identify when it happens?
What are the penalties for scientific misconduct?
- What constitutes scientific misconduct?
- Authorship and intellectual property.
- Bad ethics vs. bad science.
- New results that prove old results wrong.
- The whistle-blower's dilemma.
What is peer review's role in scientific misconduct?
- Human and animal subjects.
What constitutes responsible conduct from the point+A76 of view
of human and animal subjects in research? The ethics of the
pharmaceutical industry. Science and the public. The role of
government in scientific misconduct? The responsibility of science
to the environment. Is there some research that shouldn't be done
because of threats the results may pose to society? Summary of
ethics guidelines of STEM professional societies. Can Scientific
misconduct be prevented?
- Revisiting Vlad and Frankie.
- Can peer reviewers be unethical?
- What effect on the public does scientific misconduct
- MMR and autism.
- HIV vaccine.
- Animal rights groups.
- Cold fusion.
- Bernard Kettlewell.
- Electromagnetic field and high-tension power lines.
- Fracking and pollution.
- Intentional negligence in acknowledgment of previous
- Deliberate fabrication of data.
- Deliberate omission of known data that doesn't agree with
- Passing another researcher's data as one's own.
- Publication of results without consent of all the
- Failure to acknowledge all the researchers who performed the
- Conflict-of-interest issues.
- Repeated publication of too-similar results.
- Breach of confidentiality.
- Misrepresenting others' work.
- Wrapping up.
- Case Studies.
- Darwin and Wallace.
- Rangaswamy Srinivasan-VISX patent dispute.
- Schwartz and Mirkin.
- Corey and Woodward.
- Cordova, Scripps Research Institute, and Stockholm
- La Clair and hexacyclinol.
- Woodward and quinine.
- David Baltimore and Teresa Imanishi-Kari.
- John Fenn-Yale patent dispute.
- VIOXX (R).
About the Author
On September 14, 1978, I was born to Josephine and John D'Angelo. I
was blessed with an enormously happy childhood, with two brothers
and lots of cousins nearby and friends to play with, rarely was I
bored or alone. A third brother, sadly, watches over all of us and
I truly hope that one day I will meet him in paradise. In my junior
year in High School (1994-1995), I took chemistry. It was here that
the seeds for my career were planted, watered, and fertilized and
for that I thank Mr. Joe Dixon sincerely. After graduating, I went
to SUNY Stony Brook, with the intentions of becoming a High School
teacher, myself. However, after taking Organic, I was hooked and
switched gears to become a college teacher. After graduating in the
year 2000, I went on to the University of Connecticut where I
received my Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry under Michael B. Smith in
2005 and subsequently immediately began a Post-Doc at The Johns
Hopkins University in the lab of the late Gary H. Posner. In August
2007, I joined the faculty of the Chemistry Department at Alfred
University. In 2013, I was awarded tenure and promotion to
Associate professor of Chemistry, my current rank. This is the
third book I have authored. The first was the first edition of this
book and the second was a book I co-authored with my Ph.D. advisor
called Hybrid Retrysynthesis: Organic Synthesis using Reaxys and
Scifinder. I am currently working on a text for organic chemistry
classes with the online text publisher, Top Hat, and expect this
text will be available in Fall 2018. This second edition would make
four books and I am currently planning a fifth which would be a
workbook for scientific ethics training seminars.