The Data Sharing And Collaborative Standards

897 WordsApr 13, 20174 Pages
Scientific research is based on the sharing of data and results from research projects and materials. Without the sharing of data, the scientific world would lack its innovating and institute qualities. In this case study, the data sharing and collaborative standards are questions. I, the proposed faculty member, have receive an argument letter for the permission to work with important biological material. Attached is the agreement letter from Dr. Salazar. I have consulted with a colleague, Dr. MBelle, faculty colleague, Dr. B. Knowles, and the department chair, Dr. Sheeran, of the university where I am conducting my research project. After careful consideration of each advice from the three, I have resolved that the best course of action…show more content…
The university has legal responsibility and ownership to the research that I am conducting and the data that I obtain. Therefore, it would be unethical to agree to terms that involve other parties without that consent. The major issue with Dr. Salazar’s agreement is the many clauses that it constants, the contradictions, and the restrictive nature it represents. As Dr. Knowles stated. “such agreements aren’t worth the paper they are printed on.” The nature the inherences limits one of the big fundaments of the scientific world. I have determined that the most ethical route to addressing the issues with the letter is to the make the modification and delete of the unacceptable guideline with explanations to support my reasoning, as well as submit the letter with my modification to the SRU research director for approval. Below are the following edits to Dr. Salazar’s letters awaiting approval and are provided with an explanation of the reasoning of the edits. 6. SRU must certify that It will not hold the Cancer Research Institute legally responsible for the harm or injury that may be caused by the material or its use. 7. The faculty member or SRU cannot disclose, by any means, any of the work done or results obtained with the material without first seeking and obtaining the permission of the Cancer Research Institute. This is unacceptable due the NIH policy that research results are owned by the university that was awarded the grant to fund the project. Also,
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