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In this section, we present some guidelines and resources to help consider the ethical issues surrounding god research conduct and publishing practices, how to avoid common mistakes, how to conduct and present research in the most transparent and ethically sound fashion.

EASE Ethics Checklist for Authors
The EASE Ethics Checklist for Authors is intended for use by scientific journals during or soon after manuscript submission, to detect the possible ethical problems.

How to resolve ethical dilemmas related to authorship, copyright and scientific misconduct
This module is devoted to ethical issues that arise in the context of scientific research and publishing, including carelessness in citing and reviewing the literature; redundant publication; failure to declare a conflict of interest; unfair authorship; plagiarism and scientific fraud. The resources in this module assist ethical decision-making. Case studies are used to illustrate seven ethical topics, with a commentary on each case provided to demonstrate a practical approach to making sound decisions.

Conflict of interest in scientific publishing
This module describes recent trends in industry sponsorship of scientific research and the ethical risks involved in accepting funding from funding sources such as the tobacco industry and pharmaceutical companies.

SYstematic Review Center for Laboratory animal Experimentation (SYRCLE)
Free elearning course providing guidance on methodological practices of systematic reviews of animal studies, to advance responsible animal-based research.

The module can be accessed here, using the log-in code syrcle:

This elearning takes about one hour, and after successful completion people get a digital certificate.