Emphasizing the experiences of researchers after RCR instructions: Introduction to Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) in Malaysia

Angelina Patrick Olesen, Latifah Amin, Zurina Mahadi, Maznah Ibrahim

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The purpose of this study is to highlight the experiences of individuals who participate in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training program held at various universities in Malaysia. In response to a mailing request sent to 40 individuals who had undertaken a RCR training program, 15 participants agreed to be interviewed. The results of the study showed that the three main reasons for participating in the training were as follows: anticipation for knowledge gained; personal experience with research misconduct; and establishing a new network of researchers. In terms of the positive effects gained from undertaking the training, the participants highlighted an increased awareness of the issues and problems related to research misconduct; the need to promote integrity in research conduct; a change in the way they conduct their research; and a change in the way they confront and address misconduct. The findings of this study should be valuable for policy makers and those involved in the management of research programs and ethics, as it demonstrated the importance of RCR training in equipping researchers with the necessary knowledge to conduct research responsibly, and to avoid research misconduct.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAccountability in Research
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

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Keywords

  • ethics of research
  • higher learning institutions
  • Malaysia
  • research integrity
  • responsible conduct of research
  • unethical practices

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  • Education
  • Library and Information Sciences

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