Welcome to the Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute's (ACTSI) webpage on ethical dilemmas in scientific research and professional integrity. This page presents case scenarios involving responsible conduct in research. The cases include issues on:
- Allocating Credit
- Animal Use
- Conflict of Interest
- Data Interpretation and Management
- Data Representation
- Drug Trials
- Informed Consent
- Intellectual Property
- Participant Recruitment
- Protocol Deviation
Each case is followed by a brief, expert opinion that suggests strategies for resolution. For a sample case followed by an expert opinion, click here.
We especially hope that these cases can provide useful teaching materials for college or university faculty who present lectures or courses on responsible conduct in research. The cases and expert opinions on this page are intended for instructional use and are copyrighted by Emory University.
Readers interested in submitting a dilemma of their own for possible review, comment, and posting to the website can send their dilemma to Dr. John Banja. The dilemma must relate to research ethics. Submission of a dilemma does not guarantee review for an expert opinion or posting to the website.