Misuse of co-authorship remains a problem despite educational measures
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by Pär Segerdahl
5d ago
In science, correctly stated co-authorship is essential. Being transparent about who did what can be said to belong to the documentation of the research. Incorrectly stated co-authorship does not only give a distorted picture of the research, however. It also creates injustice between researchers and unfairly affects who gets employment or research grants. This also […] The post Misuse of co-authorship remains a problem despite educational measures appeared first on The Ethics Blog ..read more
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Keys to more open debates
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by Pär Segerdahl
1w ago
We are used to thinking that research is either theoretical or empirical, or a combination of theoretical and empirical approaches. I want to suggest that there are also studies that are neither theoretical nor empirical, even though it may seem unthinkable at first. This third possibility often occurs together with the other two, with which […] The post <strong>Keys to more open debates</strong> appeared first on The Ethics Blog ..read more
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Predatory conferences
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by Pär Segerdahl
1M ago
If you are an academic, you have probably noticed that you are getting more and more unexpected invitations via e-mail to participate as a speaker in what are presented as scientific conferences. The invitations can be confusing, as they are often not even in your subject area. But sometimes they get it right and maybe […] The post Predatory conferences appeared first on The Ethics Blog ..read more
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Does public health need virtue ethics?
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by Pär Segerdahl
2M ago
So-called virtue ethics may seem too inward-looking to be of any practical use in a complex world. It focuses on good character traits of a morally virtuous person, such as courage, sincerity, compassion, humility and responsibility. It emphasizes how we should be rather than how we should act. How can we find effective guidance in […] The post Does public health need virtue ethics? appeared first on The Ethics Blog ..read more
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Data sharing in genomics: proposal for an international Code of Conduct
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by Pär Segerdahl
2M ago
In genomics, not only individual genes are studied, but the entire genome. Such studies handle and analyse large amounts of data and are becoming increasingly common internationally. One of the challenges is managing the sharing of data between countries around the world. In addition to data protection legislation varying internationally, there are concerns that researchers […] The post Data sharing in genomics: proposal for an international Code of Conduct appeared first on The Ethics Blog ..read more
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Patient views on treatment of Parkinson’s disease with embryonic stem cells
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by Pär Segerdahl
2M ago
Stem cells taken from human embryos very early after fertilization can be grown as embryonic stem cell lines. These embryonic stem cells are called pluripotent, as they can differentiate into virtually all of the body’s cell types (without being able to develop into an individual). The medical interest in embryonic stem cells is related to […] The post Patient views on treatment of Parkinson’s disease with embryonic stem cells appeared first on The Ethics Blog ..read more
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Responses of Italian residents to public health measures during the 2020 pandemic spring
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by Pär Segerdahl
3M ago
Italy was the first country in Europe to be hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. It started mainly in the northern regions, but soon the same public health measures were introduced throughout the country. Commercial and social activities were closed, as were schools and universities. Only points of sale that were deemed necessary were allowed […] The post Responses of Italian residents to public health measures during the 2020 pandemic spring appeared first on The Ethics Blog ..read more
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AI narratives from the Global North
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by josepinefernow
3M ago
The way we develop, adopt, regulate and accept artificial intelligence is embedded in our societies and cultures. Our narratives about intelligent machines take on a flavour of the art, literature and imaginations of the people who live today, and of those that came before us. But some of us are missing from the stories that […] The post AI narratives from the Global North appeared first on The Ethics Blog ..read more
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Attitudes, norms and values ​​that can influence antibiotic resistance
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by Pär Segerdahl
4M ago
Human use of antibiotics creates an evolutionary pressure that drives the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. If antibiotics lose their effectiveness, simple infections can become life-threatening and it becomes more difficult to treat infections in hospitals in connection with surgical interventions or other treatments. We should therefore reduce the use of antibiotics and use them more […] The post Attitudes, norms and values ​​that can influence antibiotic resistance appeared first on The Ethics Blog ..read more
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Does the brain make room for free will?
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by Pär Segerdahl
4M ago
The question of whether we have free will has been debated throughout the ages and everywhere in the world. Can we influence our future or is it predetermined? If everything is predetermined and we lack free will, why should we act responsibly and by what right do we hold each other accountable? There have been […] The post Does the brain make room for free will? appeared first on The Ethics Blog ..read more
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