Recent progress in promoting research integrity

Satoshi Tanaka

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Abstract

An increasing number of cases of research misconduct and whistle-blowing in the ˆelds of medicine and life sciences has created public concern about research integrity. In Europe and the United States, there has been a large focus on poor reproducibility in life science research, and poor reproducibility is largely associated with research misconduct. Research integrity is equally crucial in the pharmaceutical sciences, which play an important role in medical and life sciences. Individual cases of research misconduct have not been investigated in detail in Japan, because it was generally believed that only researchers with strong or strange personalities would participate in misconduct. However, a better understanding of research misconduct will enable more in-depth discussions about research integrity, which is now known to be closely associated with normal research activities. Here I will introduce information on various contemporary activities being performed to create a sound research environment, drawn from practices in universities, pharmaceutical companies, and government agencies. I will also discuss ways in which individual researchers can promote research integrity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)477-486
Number of pages10
JournalYakugaku Zasshi
Volume138
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Integrity
  • Research ethics
  • Research misconduct
  • Research practice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science

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