In research, ethical conduct is laid out in the rules and regulations of good scientific practice:
- Explicit rules: defined regulation as those regulated by law or within international treaties (i.e. convention on biodiversity)
- Implicit rules: norms of conduct relating to honesty, objectivity respectfulness and integrit
As a scientist, you are expected to adhere to these rules and regulations.
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