APPENDIX 3A Ethical Considerations When Altering Digital Images

  1. Sean R. Gallagher

Published Online: 1 OCT 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470089941.eta03as00

Current Protocols Essential Laboratory Techniques

Current Protocols Essential Laboratory Techniques

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Gallagher, S. R. 2008. Ethical Considerations When Altering Digital Images. Current Protocols Essential Laboratory Techniques. 00:3A:A.3A.1–A.3A.5.

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  1. UVP, LLC, Upland, California

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  1. Published Online: 1 OCT 2008
  2. Published Print: JAN 2008

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The ubiquitous use of digital imaging has greatly simplified and accelerated life science research. However, the ease of manipulating digital images also presents serious ethical issues. This unit presents guidelines and cautions describing best practices for use, analysis, and presentation of digital image data.


  • digital imaging;
  • ethics;
  • electrophoresis;
  • in vivo imaging;
  • image analysis;
  • DNA separation;
  • RNA separation;
  • publisher guidelines