Sources on good scientific practice

HFSP funding starts at the post-doctoral level and extends into later career stages. We expect candidates for all HFSP awards to have received mentoring in good scientific practice, either from their thesis advisor, their thesis committee or institutional or web-based educational programs. HFSP considers this to be a fundamental responsibility of the candidate’s institution. The formal provisions for such training will obviously change both from institution to institution and country to country.

A clear explanation of the principles of ethical scientific writing, applicable to both funding proposals and manuscripts submitted for publication, prepared by Dr. Miguel Roig (see table of contents), can be found at:

http://ori.hhs.gov/plagiarism-1

The following links to appropriate guidelines, or sources of educational material, are provided for information. They will serve early career scientists and experienced researchers alike and many have been suggested by representatives of the HFSP member organizations.

Australia

Canada

Germany

Norway

Switzerland

UK

USA