Promoting Scientific Standards

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Science  01 Jan 2010:
Vol. 327, Issue 5961, pp. 12
DOI: 10.1126/science.1185983

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The scientific enterprise is built on a foundation of trust. As Kenneth Shine and I emphasized 15 years ago in this journal, if science is to flourish and attain its appropriate role in aiding human progress, “It is incumbent upon all of us in the scientific community to help provide a research environment that, through its adherence to high ethical standards and creative productivity, will attract and retain individuals of outstanding intellect and character to one of society's most important professions.”*