Science Ethics at CIG, Thu. Jan. 26, 2023 at 1:00 PM in Aud. B

The annual seminar “Science Ethics at CIG »  will take place on Thursday January 26 in Auditorium B from 1pm to 4:45pm
As requested by the CIG PIs, this seminar is compulsory for all new CIG PhD students and post-docs, who have joined the CIG since Feb 2022.

The seminar will include two interactive lectures on the practical aspects of science ethics (« ethics at the bench »), as well as recommendations on how to react in case of scientific misconduct : the FBM’s Ombudsman will introduce himself, and a reference document will be provided. 
Moreover, all CIG and DBC members are welcome and there are several good reasons to attend the seminar:
– The training has received RESAL accreditation for 0.5 day of continuous education in animal experimentation. To obtain the RESAL credit, please register here your name as it should appear on the certificate, by Wednesday January 25, 2023 at the latest.– Elisabeth Bik will provide striking examples of how, as a science integrity consultant, she unmasks scientific misconduct. 
– At the end of the seminar there will be an aperitif for the participants who registered (deadline Jan. 25)
Please note that all new members of the CIG and those requiring the RESAL credit will be required to sign up an attendance sheet at the seminar.

During the seminar, our external speaker, Elisabeth Bik (science integrity consultant), will give a talk entitled: “The Dark Side of Science: Misconduct in Biomedical Research »

Science builds upon science. Even after peer-review and publication, science papers could still contain images or other data of concern. If not addressed post-publication, papers containing incorrect or even falsified data could lead to wasted time and money spent by other researchers trying to reproduce those results. Several high-profile science misconduct cases have been described, but many more cases remain undetected. Elisabeth Bik is an image forensics detective who left her paid job in industry to search for and report biomedical articles that contain errors or data of concern. She has done a systematic scan of 20,000 papers in 40 journals and found that about 4% of these contained inappropriately duplicated images. In her talk, she will present her work and show several types of inappropriately duplicated images and other examples of research misconduct. In addition, she will show how to report scientific papers of concern, and how journals and institutions handle such allegations.

Short Bio 
Elisabeth Bik, PhD is a Dutch-American microbiologist who has worked for 15 years at Stanford University and 2 years in industry. Since 2019, she is a science integrity volunteer and consultant who scans the biomedical literature for images or other data of concern and has reported over 6,000 scientific papers.  Her work has resulted in over 900 retracted and another 900 corrected papers. For her work on exposing threats to research integrity, she received the 2021 John Maddox Prize.