Members of The Embassy of Good Science have developed a set of eight scenarios for educational purposes and to stimulate strategic thinking about issues in research ethics and research integrity.
This scenario presents a hypothetical narrative concerning collaborative working between academia and industry and the links with research integrity.
It focuses on issues regarding:
Conflicts of Interest between academia and industry;
Data usage and data privacy;
HARKing (Hypothesizing after the results are known);
Preregistration of studies;
Authorship criteria for academic publications;
The duties of corresponding authors;
Non-publication of results;
Divergences in research integrity standards and processes between international collaborators.
It is interspersed with questions and resource suggestions that help guide researchers, research ethics committees, research integrity offices and research administrators in their deliberations concerning the research integrity issues raised by the narrative.