Research Ethics Resources
for students in the JHU School of Medicine Graduate Immunology Program

updated March 2, 2017


Resources of general interest on Research Ethics

JHU resources

http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/som/faculty/policies/ - JHU SOM Faculty policies, including:

Human subjects - the JCCI (JHU SOM IRB): http://irb.jhmi.edu/

Animal care - http://www.jhu.edu/animalcare/

What is Ethics in Research & Why is It Important?
    Great article by David B. Resnik, J.D., Ph.D. hosted by the NIEHS/NIH

On Being a Scientist: http://stills.nap.edu/html/obas
    A valuable resource made available by NAP

ICMJE Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly work in Medical Journals: http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/
    A great resource, including ethics, privacy, conflict of interest, etc.

Online Resource from the Columbia Responsible Conduct of Research Education Committee (RCREC)

Retractions of published results:
    including (but not limited to) actual cases of scientific misconduct
   
cautionary tales from the real world

 
  • 498 as of Feb 25, 2004
  • 552 as of Jan 1, 2005
  • 638 as of Jan 1, 2006
  • 784 as of Feb 8, 2007
  • 938 as of Feb 20, 2008
  • 1170 as of Jan 14, 2009
  • 1459 as of Jan 20, 2010
  • 1787 as of Feb 2, 2011
  • 2251 as of Feb 3, 2012
  • 2757 as of Jan 23, 2013
  • 3345 as of Jan 15, 2014
  • 3859 as of Jan 21, 2015
  • 4572 as of Jan 15, 2016
  • 5107 as of Jan 15, 2017
  • Browsing these is educational
Graph of Retractions
    Note the alarmingly disproportionate increase in retractions (in red) relative to total publications (blue)!
  • Specific cases we may discuss:

  • This page compiled by Stuart Ray, M.D. <sray@jhmi.edu>, who is solely responsible for the content herein.