Every scientist has been there: scrambling for an excuse to get out of the mandatory "responsible conduct in research" seminar. So what if there are cookies? You've heard this stuff a million times before and know it like the back of your hand. You can't waste any more of your precious time. The lab calls. The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) is well aware of this attitude towards attempts to educate scientists -- so much so that they mocked it in their recent training film, The Lab.
The Lab is a choose-your-own-adventure story about an incident of apparent research misconduct. "It struck me as one of the more innovative approaches to training," says Joe Giffels, a real-life research integrity officer at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, who served as consultant...
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