Research Ethics

  • Carlo GhezziEmail author


This chapter is about research ethics. It distinguishes between topic-independent ethical principles, which hold for any kind of research, and topic-specific principles, which depend on the specific subject. The former includes issues like fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, as well as conflict of interests, confidentiality, and fair judgement in evaluations. The latter include informed and uncoerced consent when humans are involved in research. Specific comments are made on Digital Ethics: the ethical issues raised by research in Informatics, which is producing unprecedented changes in the world in which we live.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e BioingegneriaPolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly

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