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Sci-tech: Ethics, IP, and data

This guide contains information resources on ethical codes and research conduct, research ethics, publishing ethics, copyright, data management services at Stanford, laboratory notebooks, plus some special journal issues and websites on data.


On Being A Scientist from the National Academies

"The scientific research enterprise is built on a foundation of trust. Scientists trust that the results reported by others are valid. Society trusts that the results of research reflect an honest attempt by scientists to describe the world accurately and without bias. But this trust will endure only if the scientific community devotes itself to exemplifying and transmitting the values associated with ethical scientific conduct. This video is based on third edition of On Being a Scientist and reflects developments since the publication of the original edition in 1989 and a second edition in 1995."

Research ethics

Art of Being a Scientist: a guide for graduate students and their mentors
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner) » Stacks » Q147 .S64 2009
The ethical chemist
Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, c2004.
Science Library (Li and Ma) » Stacks » QD39.7 .K69 2004
The Ethical Chemist is a self-contained introduction to scientific ethics that can also be used as a textbook for a course or seminar, or as an instructor resource.
Ethics in Science
Boca Raton, FL : Taylor & Francis, c2012.
Science Library (Li and Ma) » Stacks » Q180.55 .M67 D36 2012
Ethics in Science and Engineering
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley ; Salem, Mass. : Scrivener, c2011.
Engineering Library (Terman) » Stacks » Q147 .S677 2011
Research Ethics
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2013.
Science Library (Li and Ma) » Stacks » Q180.55 .M67 R465 2013
Research Ethics for Scientists
West Sussex, UK ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, 2011.
SAL3 (off-campus storage) » Stacks » Q180.55 .M67 S76 2011
Scientific integrity: text and cases in responsible conduct of research
3rd ed. Washington, D.C. : ASM Press, c2005.
Green Library » Stacks » Q180.5 .M67 M33 2005
Student's guide to research ethics
2nd ed. Maidenhead, Berkshire, England : McGraw-Hill/Open University Press, 2010.
Science Library (Li and Ma) » Stacks » Q180.55 .M67 O38 2010
Style and ethics of communication in science and engineering
San Rafael, Calif. (1537 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 USA) : Morgan & Claypool Publishers, c2009.
Stanford Libraries » Online resource » eResource

Publishing ethics


New resources at Stanford on copyright

Copyright law for librarians and educator
3rd ed. Chicago : American Library Association, 2012.
Green Library » Information Center: Reference » KF2995 .C74 2012
Copyright Questions and Answers for Information Professionals
West Lafayette, Ind. : Purdue University Press, c2013.
Law Library (Crown) » Stacks 1 » KF3030.1 .G368 2013
Intellectual property : patents, trademarks, and copyright in a nutshell
5th ed. St. Paul, MN : West, c2012.
Law Library (Crown) » Basement » KF2980 .M52 2012

Lab notebooks

Reworking the bench : research notebooks in the history of science
Dordrecht ; Boston ; London : Kluwer Academic Publishers, c2003.
Green Library » Stacks » Q225.5 .R475 2003
Research records composed of notes and protocols have long played a role in the efforts to understand the origins of what have come to be seen as the established milestones in the development of modern science. The use of research records to probe the nature of scientific investigation itself however is a recent development in the history of science.
Writing the laboratory notebook
Washington, D.C. : American Chemical Society, 1985.
SAL3 (off-campus storage) » Stacks » Q180.58 .K36 1985
Discussing the vital aspects of how to make a proper and permanent record of research work, this work goes beyond the mechanical of simply filling in the notebook pages with details on the skills needed to create proper records of research, observations, and results. It helps to increase awareness of what is being done in the lab, and to develop a flexible style of notekeeping that will serve a variety of research environments.

Research data

Data management services @ Stanford

Data Management "The main goal of Data Management Services is to assist Stanford University's researchers with the organization, management, and curation of research data in order to enhance its preservation and access now and into the future. This site will help you create and carry out a data management strategy that will preserve your valuable research data for future sharing and reuse."