Table of contents

About this book


This handbook is a ‘one-stop shop’ for current information, issues and challenges in the fields of research ethics and scientific integrity. It provides a comprehensive coverage of research and integrity issues, both within researchers’ ‘home’ discipline and in relation to similar concerns in other disciplines. The handbook covers common elements shared by disciplines and research professions, such as consent, privacy, data management, fraud, and plagiarism. The handbook also includes contributions and perspectives from academics from various disciplines, treating issues specific to their fields. Readers are able to quickly source the most comprehensive and up-to-date information, protagonists, issues and challenges in the field. Experienced researchers keen to assess their own perspectives, as well as novice researchers aiming to establish the field, will equally find the handbook of interest and practical benefit. It saves them a great deal of time in sourcing the disparate available material in these fields and it is the first ‘port of call’ for a wide range of researchers, research advisors, funding agencies and research reviewers.The most important feature is the handbook’s ability to provide practical advice and guidance to researchers in a wide range of disciplines and professions to help them ‘think through’ their approach to difficult questions related to the principles, values and standards they need to bring to their research practice.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ron Iphofen
    • 1
  1. 1.Chatelaillon PlageFrance

About the editors

Dr. Ron Iphofen FAcSS is an Independent Research Consultant. Until 2008 he was Director of Postgraduate Studies in the School of Healthcare Sciences, Bangor University. His major activity currently is with the European Commission (EC), and he advises a range of research agencies (in government and independent) across Europe. In the UK he has acted as a research adviser to colleagues in health organisations and in NHS Trusts, was Vice Chair of the Social Research Association (SRA) and convenes their Research Ethics Forum. He was scientific consultant on the EC RESPECT project – establishing pan-European standards in the social sciences.  He is an advisor for the UK Research Integrity Office and an adviser to European Commission on the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) and Horizon 2020. He has been commissioned to write guidance papers for the EC on Ethical Review and has contributed to and chaired invited ‘remote’ panel consultations on research ethics across the sciences. He recently chaired the Ethics and Societal Impact Advisory Board for a major European Demonstration Project (€42M) for the EC on mass passenger transport security; a comparative analysis of alternative resource allocation systems for the NDA of the Irish Ministry of Justice; and an Academy of Social Sciences working group on generic principles in research ethics. Ron is founding Executive Editor of the gerontology journal Quality in Ageing and Older Adults published by Emerald. Other relevant publications include: Reviewing and Reading Social Care Research: From Ideas to Findings (a training manual commissioned by a consortium of local authorities); and Ethical Decision Making in Social Research: A Practical Guide, Palgrave Macmillan (2009/2011).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Handbook of Research Ethics and Scientific Integrity
  • Editors Ron Iphofen
  • DOI
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy Reference Module Humanities and Social Sciences
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-76040-7
  • Edition Number 0
  • Number of Pages , 0
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Research Ethics
    Humanities and Social Sciences, multidisciplinary
    Social Sciences, general