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Committee on Scientific Conduct and Ethics (CSCE)

The Committee on Scientific Conduct and Ethics is composed of a broad spectrum of scientists from the ICs. The committee was established in September 1995 with the following charges:

  • To develop and/or refine existing guidelines for the conduct of research, to develop procedures to protect both whistle blowers and scientists accused of scientific misconduct, and to develop a model for binding arbitration.
  • To develop effective mechanisms for research ethics training for the NIH scientific community,
  • To develop a course to train principal investigators in leadership, mentoring, and handling of conflict skills.
  • To develop mechanisms to deal rapidly and fairly with allegations of scientific misconduct, or disputes related to authorship practices, sharing of data or reagents, mentoring or supervision, or comparable issues.

Committee members are nominated by their institutes' scientific directors for a term of three years. Terms expire on a rolling basis.

For further information, please contact Dr. Demetrius Albanes, Chair (240-276-7212).


Dr. Demetrius Albanes, NCI-DCEG

Dr. Robert Adelstein (NHLBI)
Mr. Benjamin Berkman, NHGRI
Dr. Richard Chadwick, NICHD
Dr. Melissa Colbert, OD
Dr. Mark Cookson, NIA
Dr. Henry Eden, NIBIB
Dr. Wendy Fibison, NIAID
Dr. Michael Galperin, NLM-NCBI
Dr. James Gulley, NCI
Dr. Virginia Guptill, NIH CC

Dr. Deborah Hinton, NIDDK
Dr. Evelyn Ralston, NIAMS
Dr. David Resnik, NIEHS
Dr. Cynthia Ricard, ORI
Dr. Betty Jo Salmeron, NIDA
Dr. David Schneeweiss, NEI
Dr. Carol Thiele, NCI-CCR
Dr. Steve Vogel, NIAAA
Dr. R. Patrick Weitzel, OD
Dr. Kenneth Yamada, NIDCR

Postdoctoral Fellow (FelCom) Representative

Dr. Andrew Frank-Wilson, NIA

Ex-Officio Members

Dr. Kathleen Moore, OD/OO/CCR

Ms. Barbara McGarey, OGC


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