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Professional Conduct

Professional Conduct

A panel of editors representing the world’s top neuroscience journals, including The Journal of Neuroscience, discussed responsible scientific communications at the International Brain Research Organization World Congress in Florence, Italy. Left to right: Nancy Ip, Stephen Lisberger, Jean-Marc Fritschy, Atsushi Iriki, and John Maunsell.

SfN believes that progress in understanding the nervous system benefits human welfare. This progress depends on the honest and ethical pursuit of scientific research and the truthful representation of findings. The entire scientific endeavor is put at risk by misconduct, including fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism, and by unethical treatment of animals or human subjects.

SfN’s policies on ethics and scientific conduct provide valuable guidance for ethical behavior by neuroscientists.

SfN Ethics Policy

Guidelines for Responsible Conduct Regarding Scientific Communication

Procedures for Dealing with Allegations of Unethical Scientific Conduct

Policies on the Use of Animals and Humans in Research



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