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1 citation
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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
236 downloads
1,157 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
429 downloads
1,013 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
375 downloads
3,016 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
186 downloads
1,047 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
507 downloads
9,627 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
21 citations
677 downloads
5,656 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
530 downloads
1,116 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
269 downloads
1,060 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
487 downloads
1,134 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
9 citations
413 downloads
2,823 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
6 citations
485 downloads
3,174 views

Misconduct in academic research is undoubtedly increasing, but studies estimating the prevalence of such behaviour suffer from biases inherent in researching sensitive topics. We compared the unmatched-count technique (UCT) and the crosswise-model (CM), two methods...

["Ethical Issues","Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.562
8 citations
563 downloads
4,232 views

Despite women earning similar numbers of graduate degrees as men in STEM disciplines, they are underrepresented in upper level positions in both academia and industry. Editorial board memberships are an important example of such positions; membership is both a...

["Ethical Issues","Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.542
1 citation
417 downloads
1,925 views

Background. Biobanks are an important research resource that provides researchers with biological samples, tools and data, but have also been associated with a range of ethical, legal and policy issues and concerns. Although there have been studies examining the...

["Ethical Issues","Legal Issues","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.500
7 citations
738 downloads
1,814 views

Purpose. To design and validate a prenatal chromosomal microarray testing strategy that moves away from size-based detection thresholds, towards a more clinically relevant analysis, providing higher resolution than G-banded chromosomes but avoiding the detection...

["Genetics","Medical Genetics","Ethical Issues"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.354

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