The Lab: Avoiding Research Misconduct

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The Lab: Avoiding Research Misconduct

What is this about?

In "The Lab: Avoiding Research Misconduct," you become the lead characters* in an interactive movie and make decisions about integrity in research that can have long-term consequences. The simulation addresses Responsible Conduct of Research topics such as avoiding research misconduct, mentorship responsibilities, handling of data, responsible authorship, and questionable research practices.

*The four available perspectives are: graduate student, postdoctoral researcher, principal investigator, research administrator

Why is this important?

You learn to see and understand different topics of responsible research through the eyes of different stakeholders in research.

For whom is this important?

What are the best practices?

Leiden university also made a MOOC with this movie: https://www.coursera.org/learn/scientist. Read more on the university website https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/news/2018/01/mooc-on-the-dilemmas-of-science

This movie is also included in the collection of fiction movies for RCR education (NRIN). See www.nrin.nl/ri-collection/library/videos/on-being-a-scientist-movie-2016/