Problems in research integrity arising from misconceptions about the ownership of research.

@article{Fields1993ProblemsIR,
  title={Problems in research integrity arising from misconceptions about the ownership of research.},
  author={K L Fields and Alan R. Price},
  journal={Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges},
  year={1993},
  volume={68 9 Suppl},
  pages={S60-4}
}
Many allegations of scientific misconduct result from activities that are perceived by the complainants as the "theft" of ideas, experimental results, or other intellectual property. The authors' thesis is that many of these allegations originate in misconceptions about the ownership of publicly supported scientific research. Some universities and medical schools may have their own codes for authorship, and journals and professional societies have codes or guidelines. In the NIH intramural… CONTINUE READING