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Work: ethnobotany, prehistory, museum curation
Affiliations: 1996-present: National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka. 1995: Freelance editor, Kyoto. 1994: JSPS Research Visitor, Kyoto University, Kyoto. 1993: Research Visitor, Australian National University, Canberra. 1991: Visiting Researcher, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka.1990: STA Fellow, National Institute for Ornamental Plants, Vegetables, and Tea (NIVOT), Ano, Japan
Contact: National Museum of Ethnology, Senri Expo Park, Suita City, Osaka, Japan 565-8511
Biographical: Established the Research Cooperative in 2001
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Scientists Behaving Badly

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By: Research Cooperative
Posted in: Codes of Conduct

The following article has had some impact it seems - the JSPS in Japan is using it as reference material for its course on research ethics:

Martinson, B.C., Anderson, M.S., and de Vries, R., "Scientists Behaving Badly," Nature , 435, 2005, p.737-738

The authors highlight the need for attention to "Questionable Research Practices" (QRP), not only good or bad practices.

When I went to to obtain a free download if the article, the bundle of related articles offered was very large, with (too) much to explore :-(

The JSPS course also cites the following sources:

National Academy of Sciences, Responsible Science: Ensuring the Integrity of the Research Process, Vol. 1. Washington, D.C., National Academy Press p.28 (1992)

National Academy of Sciences. On Being a Scientist: A Guide to Responsible Conduct in Research: Third Edition . (2009). Available for free pdf download here:


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