More than half of the doctoral students that took part in the Doktorandspegeln survey in 2008 state that their postgraduate studies have not enabled the acquisition of deeper insight into research ethics to any major extent.
This is the same result as for the previous survey in 2003.
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This worries Gisela Dahlquist, academic secretary and rapporteur on the Central Ethical Review Board, who states that ethical issues are important at third-cycle level:
“If people aren't aware of the conflict that can arise between knowledge and the integrity of people, the general public's faith in research will gradually be damaged. This same thing applies if research results are changed, distorted or quite simply false," she says.
Interview with Gissela Dahlquist »