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Background Studying animal cognition in a social setting is associated with practical and statistical challenges. However, conducting cognitive research without disturbing species-typical social groups can increase ecological validity, minimize distress, and improve...

["Animal Behavior","Zoology","Psychiatry and Psychology","Ethical Issues"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3649
127 downloads
968 views

Background The scholarly publication landscape is changing rapidly. We investigated whether the introduction of an institutional publications officer might help facilitate better knowledge of publication topics and related resources, and effectively support researchers...

["Ethical Issues","Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3294
46 downloads
296 views

Objectives The use of escorts (chauffeurs and chaperones) while on duty in after-hours-house-call (AHHC) is one key protective option available to doctors in the service, and has been linked to low burnout and increased satisfaction in AHHC. This study aims to...

["Health Policy","Nursing","Public Health","Ethical Issues","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3218
322 downloads
2,715 views

Background There is wide agreement in the biomedical research community that research data sharing is a primary ingredient for ensuring that science is more transparent and reproducible. Publishers could play an important role in facilitating and enforcing data...

["Ethical Issues","Science and Medical Education","Science Policy","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3208
3 citations
428 downloads
1,144 views

Background. Physician wellness is a vital element of a well-functioning health care system. Not only is physician wellness empirically associated with quality and patient outcomes, but its ramifications span individual, interpersonal, organizational, and societal...

["Health Policy","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health","Ethical Issues","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1783
1 citation
310 downloads
1,428 views

Biobanks, which contain human biological samples and/or data, provide a crucial contribution to the progress of biomedical research. However, the effective and efficient use of biobank resources depends on their accessibility. In fact, making bio-resources promptly...

["Ethical Issues","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1613
1 citation
516 downloads
1,213 views

Background. The objective of this study is to propose the four conditions for the roles of honest brokers through a review of literature published by ten institutions that are successfully utilizing honest brokers. Furthermore, the study aims to examine whether...

["Ethical Issues","Legal Issues","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1506
1 citation
429 downloads
3,353 views

Ecological assemblages are generally characterized by a few dominant species and numerous others. Such unequal distributions of dominance also emerge in human society, including in scientific communities. Here, based on formal community ecological analyses, we...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences","Ethical Issues","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1457
2 citations
241 downloads
1,202 views

Selenoprotein P (SEPP1) distributes selenium (Se) throughout the body via the circulatory system. For vertebrates, the Se content of SEPP1 varies from 7 to 18 Se atoms depending on the species, but the reason for this variation remains unclear. Herein we provide...

["Agricultural Science","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Nutrition","Ethical Issues"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1244
3 citations
535 downloads
9,947 views

Introduction. Researchers’ productivity is usually measured in terms of their publication output. A minimum number of publications is required for some medical qualifications and professional appointments. However, authoring an unfeasibly large number of publications...

["Ethical Issues","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1154
26 citations
767 downloads
6,469 views

This article provides an overview of the recent literature on the use of internet-based testing to address important questions in perception research. Our goal is to provide a starting point for the perception researcher who is keen on assessing this tool for their...

["Psychiatry and Psychology","Ethical Issues","Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1058
2 citations
626 downloads
1,307 views

Background. A good doctor–patient relationship is the centre stone of modern medicine. Patients are getting increasingly aware about exercising their autonomy and thus modern medicine cannot deliver all its advances to the patients if a good doctor–patient relationship...

["Evidence Based Medicine","Psychiatry and Psychology","Ethical Issues","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1050
1 citation
304 downloads
1,193 views

The relationship between clinical research and the pharmaceutical industry has placed clinical trials in jeopardy. According to the medical literature, more than 70% of clinical trials are industry-funded. Many of these trials remain unpublished or have methodological...

["Clinical Trials","Global Health","Public Health","Ethical Issues","Legal Issues"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1015
1 citation
765 downloads
1,330 views

Objective. The objective of this survey was to explore the attitudes towards plagiarism of faculty members and medical students in Pakistan.Methods. The Attitudes Toward Plagiarism questionnaire (ATP) was modified and distributed among 550 medical students and...

["Ethical Issues","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1031
12 citations
473 downloads
3,055 views

It is widely accepted that an animal’s early history, including but not limited to its rearing history, can have a profound impact on later behavior. In the case of captive animals, many studies have used categorical measures such as mother reared or human reared...

["Animal Behavior","Anthropology","Ethical Issues"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.579

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