The Research Ethics Magazine

Independant Norwegian magazine covering current issues in research ethics. Published by The Norwegian National Research Ethics Committees. Free subscription.

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Institusions approve research projects themselves. And: On aDNA and how it has always relied upon public interest and media attention to keep moving.

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From this issue: Trine B. Haugen was researching cancer, but something else also emerged in the analysis of patients’ genes. 

The cover of the research ethics magazine no 3 2021


Ethics work criticised by Auditor General. Advice on co-authorship. And: Authorship-order decided by croquet. 

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Publishing preliminary findings can lead to researchers making important corrections. But credibility can also be compromised.

The cover of the magazine showing  Mari Sundli Tveit, the new chief executive of The Research Council of Norway.


The two most famous social psychology experiments in history revealed the underlying evil of human beings – or did they?

Cover of the magazine research ethics no 3 2020


Norwegian researchers are using the controversial CRISPR-method for gene editing.

Cover of The Research Ethics Magazine no. 2, 2020. Man holding pipette in lab


Anniversary edition – 30 years since the Norwegian National Research Ethics Committees were established


Main story: A Chinese "paper mill" has produced at least 400 scientific articles to order. A Norwegian researcher was central to the discovery.

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‘Many researchers lack skills in statistics. Major errors and inaccurate conclusions are common’, says Lars Holden.