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Title The Tyrannical Principal Investigator
Long Title The Tyrannical Principal Investigator
Contributor/Contact John Banja, PhD (jbanja@emory.edu)
Contributor Details John Banja, PhD
Director, Section on Ethics in Research
Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Emory University
Atlanta, GA 30322
CTSA Emory
Case Study Provided A PI moves his lab to a different university, but a few of his postdocs and students stay back. Once settled in, the PI decides to rewrite manuscripts already in preparation, changing the authorship order to favor those who joined him. He also reserves the right to prohibit publication of any research conducted in his old lab, on the presumptive authority of his role as PI.
Data Acquisition, Management, Sharing and Ownership Topics
Ethical values behind the scientific standards for data acquisition_management_sharing and ownership,
Legal aspects of data ownership and rights
Mentor and Trainee Responsibilities Topics
Power relationships and the potential problems they involve,
Scientific responsibilities of the mentor
Publication Practices and Responsible Authorship Topics
The significance of authorship,
Authorship assignment,
Inappropriate authorship practices,
Dealing with controversies that arise in authorship
Peer Review Topics No peer review topics
Collaborative Science Topics No collaborative science topics
Research Misconduct Topics No research misconduct topics
Conflicts of Interest, Law and Policy Topics
Types_definitions and examples of conflicts of interest,
Conflicts of commitment
Human Subjects No human subjects
Citation Shamoo AE, Resnick D. Responsible Conduct of Research. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2003: 119-138.
URL http://www.actsi.org/areas/erks/ethics/index.html
RCR Keyword Intellectual Work, Manuscript, Students, Post-doc
Other RCR Keywords Changing Authorship; Lab; Manuscripts; PI; Presumptive Authority; Right to Prohibit Publication
Type of Case

Source for Topic Areas Du Bois, J., & Dueker, J. (2009). Teaching and Assessing the Responsible Conduct of Research: A Delphi Consensus Panel Report. Journal of Research Administration, 40(1), 49-70.
References Du Bois, J., & Dueker, J. (2009). Teaching and Assessing the Responsible Conduct of Research: A Delphi Consensus Panel Report. Journal of Research Administration, 40(1), 49-70.
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Topic revision: r2 - 17 Nov 2011 - 12:30:54 - MaryBanach
 
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