Plagiarism, credit assignment, and ownership of data

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Many instances of alleged ethical misconduct relating to plagiarism, credit assignment in publications, and ownership of research data involve complexities of kinds not fully envisioned in past years. Cases are described to illustrate (a) new forms of incompatibility among the ethical systems of different professions, (b) diffusion or loss of protective control over confidential research data, and (c) use of credit assignments for purposes other than fair identification of contributors. (1 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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