Integrity in Research and Scholarship

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Involving undergraduates in research is valuable for their education and important for their career development, vital for science, and rewarding for supervisors. Instilling the importance of research integrity as fundamental to the advancement of knowledge may be challenging, particularly for first time trainees, as they learn the research process and their attendant responsibilities. This simple guide was developed to assist researchers who oversee the work of undergraduate trainees address basic concepts and topics. After the core values which establish the basis for the integrity of research and scholarship broadly, the ordering of concepts/topics does not represent a hierarchy; the sequence of presentation may depend on an individual’s preference. Throughout the article the term research “group” is used but “team” or “lab” might be reasonably substituted.

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