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Type: Journal article
Title: Teaching ethical aptitude to graduate student researchers
Author: Weyrich, L.
Harvill, E.
Citation: Accountability in Research: policies and quality assurance, 2013; 20(1):5-12
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc.
Issue Date: 2013
ISSN: 0898-9621
Statement of
Laura S. Weyrich and Eric T. Harvill
Abstract: Limited time dedicated to each training areas, irrelevant case-studies, and ethics “checklists” have resulted in bare-bones Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training for present biomedical graduate student researchers. Here, we argue that science graduate students be taught classical ethical theory, such as virtue ethics, consequentialist theory, and deontological theory, to provide a basic framework to guide researchers through ethically complex situations and examine the applicability, implications, and societal ramifications of their research. Using a relevant biomedical research example to illustrate this point, we argue that proper ethics training for graduate student researchers not only will enhance current RCR training, but train more creative, responsible scientists.
Keywords: animal ethics; animal experimentation; ethical conduct; ethics training; graduate students; RCR training; Responsible Conduct of Research; training
Rights: Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
RMID: 0020123790
DOI: 10.1080/08989621.2013.749742
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