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.

Animals in ResearchInstitutional animal care and use committeesI2
Relative moral value of animal and human lifeI1, I2
Relieving painI1
Repeated use of an animalI1
Sacrificing animalsI1
Conducting ResearchData selection and retentionA1, A2, A3, A4, A5
Reproducibility of research resultsA1, A3, B1
Sloppy research practicesA2
Conflicts of InterestFinancial conflicts of interestC1, G1, G2, J2, H1
Inappropriate use of traineesG2
Nonpecuniary sources of conflictC1, D1, D2, G1, G2, H4
Gene Therapy, Gene Testing, and Uses of Genetic InformationEugenicsJ1
Gene therapyJ1
Genetic testing and the uses and abuses of genetic informationJ2, J3
Handling Research Data, Materials, and Proprietary InformationOwnership of research materialsD1
Use of confidential or proprietary informationC1, C2, D2, D3
Human Subjects, Clinical ResearchClinical trials (blinded studies, endpoints, etc.)F1, G1, H2, H3
Diagnostic capacity exceeding treatment capacityJ2, J3
Expanded access to investigational new drugH3
Informed consent—Coercive influences to participateH1, H3, H4
Informed consent—Diminished competencyH1
Informed consent—Deferred consentH1
Institutional review boardsH1
Physician as researcher—Conflicting rolesG1, H4
Use of placebos and standard therapiesH2, H3
Mentoring and Laboratory SupervisionDiversityE2
Lab selectionE1
Setting examples of conductA1, A3, A4, B1, B5, C2, D1, D2, E1, F1
Misconduct in ResearchAnonymous allegationsF1
Dealing with suspicions of misconductA2, A3, A4, A5, B6, B7, D2, F1, F2
Distinguishing misconduct from poor practicesA2, A3, A4, A5, B5, B7, B8, F1
Response by the accusedF2
Shared interest/responsibilityB6, B7, F2, F3
"Whistleblower" concernsF1
Peer ReviewInstitutional performance review (for promotion or tenure)B2
Reviewing research grant applicationsB2, C1
Reviewing submissions to journalsC2, D3
Reporting ResearchAppropriating the ideas of othersB5, C1, D3
Courtesy authorshipB4
Criteria for authorship and attributionB3
Failure to attribute creditB8
Fragmented publicationB2
PlagiarismB5, B6, B7, B8, C1, D3, F3
Preparing work for publication, presentationA2, A4, A5
Reporting preliminary research resultsB1
Retracting flawed or erroneous workB1
Rights and responsibilities of authors, collaboratorsA4, A5, B1, B3, B4, B7, F1, F3
Using previously published materialB7


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