An interesting article came to my notice the other day by David Resnick with the title What is ethics in research and why it is important? One of the things that is popping up increasingly frequency in research applications is a section on ethics, so I was delighted to see this article.
David is a bioethicist at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences which is part of the US Department of Health and Human Services. He gives a number of interesting case studies and tackles a number of thorny issues such as who should be included as an author on a research paper. An entertaining and enlightening short article. Access the article here: NG