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Biology Information Literacy: Part II: Skills & Techniques: Ethics in Science

UH Mānoa Biology Lab Code of Conduct

Your Biology Laboratory work will depend on collaboration and sharing data within your groups. The analysis and summarization of your results must be your own work in your own words.

See Ethics in Student Work in Part I for information about plagiarism and the ethics of citing sources.

Ethical Research Guidelines from NIH

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UH Manoa Student Conduct Code

The UH Mānoa Student Conduct Code includes plagiarism under prohibited activities.

The UH Mānoa Catalog states:

Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to

  • submitting, to satisfy an academic requirement, any document that has been copied in whole or in part from another individual's work without identifying that individual
  • neglecting to identify as a quotation a documented idea that has not been assimilated into the student's language and style
  • paraphrasing a passage so closely that the reader is misled as to the source
  • submitting the same written or oral material in more than one course without obtaining authorization from the instructors involved
  • and "dry-labbing," which includes obtaining and using experimental data from other students without the express consent of the instructor, utilizing experimental data and laboratory write-ups from other sections of the course or from previous terms, and fabricating data to fit the expected results