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

Stuart Ray's home page

updated October 8, 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 (click the "Download Free PDF" link at upper right)
    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)

Data Provenance: It's 10 pm; Do you know where your data are?
    Article on data storage and retention considerations by Ray and Anderson (not the most original title in retrospect, but it gets the point across)

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
  • 5606 as of Sep 30, 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.