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Appendix A - A Cross Index of Cases

Many of the cases in the handbook deal with issues beyond the subject heading of the section of the handbook in which the case is found. A case on authorship practices, for example, might elicit discussion on dealing with suspicions of misconduct (as an issue derivative of plagiarism) or on good mentorship practices (where a senior researcher is advising a trainee). For that reason, the cases have been cross-referenced below to other topics in the handbook to which they might also be relevant. Instructors wishing to deal with a given topic in class may want to examine the entire set of cases referenced below as being possibly relevant to that topic.

Topic Subtopic Cases
Animals in Research Institutional animal care and use committees I2
Relative moral value of animal and human life I1, I2
Relieving pain I1
Repeated use of an animal I1
Sacrificing animals I1
Conducting Research Data selection and retention A1, A2, A3, A4, A5
Reproducibility of research results A1, A3, B1
Sloppy research practices A2
Conflicts of Interest Financial conflicts of interest C1, G1, G2, J2, H1
Inappropriate use of trainees G2
Nonpecuniary sources of conflict C1, D1, D2, G1, G2, H4
Gene Therapy, Gene Testing, and Uses of Genetic Information Eugenics J1
Gene therapy J1
Genetic testing and the uses and abuses of genetic information J2, J3
Handling Research Data, Materials, and Proprietary Information Ownership of research materials D1
Use of confidential or proprietary information C1, C2, D2, D3
Human Subjects, Clinical Research Clinical trials (blinded studies, endpoints, etc.) F1, G1, H2, H3
Diagnostic capacity exceeding treatment capacity J2, J3
Expanded access to investigational new drug H3
Informed consent—Coercive influences to participate H1, H3, H4
Informed consent—Diminished competency H1
Informed consent—Deferred consent H1
Institutional review boards H1
Physician as researcher—Conflicting roles G1, H4
Use of placebos and standard therapies H2, H3
Mentoring and Laboratory Supervision Diversity E2
Harassment E2
Lab selection E1
Setting examples of conduct A1, A3, A4, B1, B5, C2, D1, D2, E1, F1
Misconduct in Research Anonymous allegations F1
Dealing with suspicions of misconduct A2, A3, A4, A5, B6, B7, D2, F1, F2
Distinguishing misconduct from poor practices A2, A3, A4, A5, B5, B7, B8, F1
Response by the accused F2
Shared interest/responsibility B6, B7, F2, F3
"Whistleblower" concerns F1
Peer Review Institutional performance review (for promotion or tenure) B2
Reviewing research grant applications B2, C1
Reviewing submissions to journals C2, D3
Reporting Research Appropriating the ideas of others B5, C1, D3
Courtesy authorship B4
Criteria for authorship and attribution B3
Failure to attribute credit B8
Fragmented publication B2
Plagiarism B5, B6, B7, B8, C1, D3, F3
Preparing work for publication, presentation A2, A4, A5
Reporting preliminary research results B1
Retracting flawed or erroneous work B1
Rights and responsibilities of authors, collaborators A4, A5, B1, B3, B4, B7, F1, F3
Using previously published material B7