Science Ethics Rules Leave Room for Scandals, Critics Fear

Paul Basken, Chronicle of Higher Education

A whistle-blower on doubtful HIV research has officials of the National Institutes of Health  considering new ethics regulations. Many individual states are also toughening rules. And several dozen universities, pressed by Congress and embarrassed by high-profile ethical lapses among their faculty members — including professors at Harvard and Emory Universities — have recently outlined new conflict-of-interest policies, mostly focused on increased disclosure of financial ties.

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