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Interventions to prevent misconduct and promote integrity in research and publication

  1. Ana Marusic1,
  2. Elizabeth Wager2,*,
  3. Ana Utrobicic3,
  4. Dario Sambunjak4,
  5. Melissa S Anderson5,
  6. Hannah R Rothstein6

Editorial Group: Cochrane Methodology Review Group

Published Online: 28 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.MR000038


How to Cite

Marusic A, Wager E, Utrobicic A, Sambunjak D, Anderson MS, Rothstein HR. Interventions to prevent misconduct and promote integrity in research and publication (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 2. Art. No.: MR000038. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.MR000038.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Split School of Medicine, Department of Research in Biomedicine and Health, Split, Croatia

  2. 2

    Sideview, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, UK

  3. 3

    University of Split, School of Medicine, Central Medical Library, Split, Croatia

  4. 4

    School of Medicine, University of Split, Department of Research in Biomedicine and Health, Split, Croatia

  5. 5

    University of Minnesota, Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development, Minneapolis, MN, USA

  6. 6

    Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business, New York, NY, USA

*Elizabeth Wager, Sideview, 19 Station Road, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, HP27 9DE, UK. liz@sideview.demon.co.uk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 28 FEB 2013

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Abstract

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  2. Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

Our objective is to evaluate the effectiveness of educational or policy interventions in research integrity or responsible conduct of research on the behaviour and attitudes of researchers in health and other research areas.

Since serious research and publication misconduct is relatively rare, and interventions may be designed to have long-term effects, the effects of interventions on the frequency of research misconduct are hard to measure. Therefore surrogate endpoints such as researcher attitudes also need to be considered.

In this review we will particularly focus on interventions aimed at fostering research integrity, which views research behaviour from the perspective of professional standards (Steneck 2006). The review will also explore interventions to prevent unacceptable or fraudulent research and publication practices.