Bioethical Questions in Brazilian Scientific Research

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Abstract

It is considered here that the ethical behavior of the Brazilian scientific community leaves a lot to be desired. Motives for ethical lapses can be summed up by one only: the haste to grow at any price in order to earn prestige and wealth, setting at naught those who don’t have the political support of the institution. With this intent, many researchers publish whatever they can, neglecting the fact that scientific research should serve the interests of the community—not their own.

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Vieira, S. (2014) Bioethical Questions in Brazilian Scientific Research. International Journal of Clinical Medicine, 5, 1006-1008. doi: 10.4236/ijcm.2014.516130.

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