The Research Ethics Program serves as a resource for the campus community to identify and address ethical challenges intrinsic to the conduct of science, engineering, and other academic scholarship.

Case of the Month: July 2018

 

Many journals, professional societies, and funding agencies expect that researchers will share their data with others after publication. Despite this apparently simple principle, Nathan Myhrvold (former Chief Technology Officer with Microsoft) has been largely unsuccessful in his attempts to obtain the data behind NASA's mapping of asteroids.

Regardless of the merits of Myhrvold's request, under what circumstances, if any, should a paper be retracted if the researchers are unwilling or unable to produce the data behind their publication?

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