Throwing the first stone …


Stumbled upon a comment on Retraction Watch about throwing the first stone when it comes to talking about/dealing with mistakes and misconduct in science. I spend some minutes writing a reply, but given that the original comment was deleted the reply is back in moderation (and likely lost now). So I put it up here, because the comment (while crude) has its merits: How can you criticize something when you have made mistakes yourself? The short answer: Very well, thank you.
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The Office of Research Integrity: The Lab (Serious Game about Research Ethics)


It's hard to know what to do in instances of scientific misconduct. Not only do these cases touch upon the basic pillars of science (e.g., integrity, honesty, truth) and are emotional landmines, there are also relatively rare. However, to allow you to get some (virtual) experience with cases of misconduct, ORI has a serious game online where you can slip into different roles and go through the process.
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