Responsible Conduct of Research : Collaborative Science

This section is comprised of questions and answers for the cases "When Collaborators Disagree" and "Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?". It also contains questions for deeper reflection.

»Questions & Answers«

Case Study 1: When Collaborators Disagree
Case Study 2: Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?

»Case Study 1: When Collaborators Disagree«

1: What is collaborative research? »Answer

2: What is a technology-transfer office? »Answer

3: Is there anything that could have been done to avert the problem of the researchers disagreeing? »Answer

4: What might be a way to determine the best course of action for the future of the new search engine? »Answer

5: Has the educational mission of the university been compromised by this episode of technology development? »Answer

»Case 1: Questions for Further Reflection«

1: Do you feel that the commercialization of research findings compromises the educational mission of a university?

2: How do you think conflicts over the direction of a research project can be resolved?

»Case Study 2: Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?«

1: What are some of the challenges that can emerge for researchers working in different disciplines? »Answer

2: What do you think the researchers should have done to ensure that informed consent was obtained? »Answer

3: How do you think researchers should resolve the issue of what to publish? »Answer

4: How do you think the researchers should determine which peer-reviewed journal will publish their work? »Answer

5: What do you think the researchers should have done to include the researchers outside of the institution in the discussion of publication? »Answer

6: How can researchers resolve whom to include as authors on a publication? »Answer

7: What do you think are some of the ways that collaborative research across institutions can be managed? »Answer

»Case 2: Questions for Further Reflection«

1: What are some other issues that might arise during international collaborative research projects?

2: How can different disciplines working together learn to speak a common language?

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