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 2019


This is the fourth in a series of cases on the topic of reproducibility in science. In clinical trials, tremendous effort is expended to decrease the risk of unintentional bias. Studies are often conducted double blind (i.e., neither the research subjects nor the investigators know which subjects are receiving the treatment or the placebo), plans for the project must be clearly laid out in advance, and clear statements are expected about who was included and who was excluded from final analyses.

  • To your knowledge, are these same criteria commonly used in other kinds of research, including your own?


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