Ethics in Science


by Srishti Batra – By the dictionary definition, ethics is “moral principles that govern a person’s behavior or the conducting of an activity”. From a young age, we are taught importance of ethics and morals in our life for better living and the general good of society. We are taught not cheat others, but we all know that cheaters do exist in population.

On a professional front, it is very important to insure that organizations, institutes, and businesses follow ethical policies that have a wider effect on society. Science is no different, and we need to understand that we should not cheat. Scientific ethics demands honesty and transparency at all stages from data collection, from data reporting, publishing to communicating science. A discovery or innovation forms the basis for several other research projects. Therefore, if something incorrect is put into the literature, it will have adverse effects years later. Fraudulent…

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