Account Res. 2011 Mar;18(2):102-19.
The responsible conduct of bioethics research.
Health Law Institute, Law Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. firstname.lastname@example.org
The responsible conduct of research in the biomedical and behavioral sciences has received significant attention since the late 1980s. However, very little has been written about the responsible conduct of bioethics research. Bioethics is an interdisciplinary field and brings together divergent ethical standards and practices which may be the source of tension or conflict. This article argues that bioethicists should reflect more on ethical issues in the responsible conduct of bioethics research through examination of authorship practices and peer review. I also outline three possible approaches to promote research integrity in bioethics.