Researchers are often put under investigation for various reasons, which has aroused great concern from all walks of life. The reporter interviewed Dr. Michael, a famous sociologist, and asked him to answer questions of public concern.
Q:What should researchers pay attention to when applying for research funding?
A: If you are engaged in a relatively sensitive research area, please carefully review if there are any bans on your funds. Make sure you won’t be trapped in any of this kind of lawsuits.
Q： What should be noted about background and conflicts of interest?
A：Once you are required to disclose any matters,You should also adequately learn the Conflict of Interest policy for your schools.
Q： What should we pay attention to when reimbursing research funds?
A：No personal expenses should be included in the reimbursement bill, and no expense records should be falsified. Otherwise, you may be sued for fraud even if you fulfill the research assignment as promised.
Q：What do researchers do with their income from abroad?
A：If you have income from foreign sources,
(1)You must make disclosure when required;
(2)Don’t forget to declare this income when filing taxes returns in United States.
(3)If you are a federal employee, you cannot obtain benefits from foreign sources based on the same work achievements you have made for the federal government.
Q： What should researchers pay attention to when communicating with foreign countries?
A：Your emails may be intercepted without any notice, even you are a US citizen. Information collected under the law without a warrant can be used to prosecute and imprison people.
Q： What inventions and discoveries should researchers pay attention to in their research?
A：If you think you own something generated in the research, consult a lawyer or other professionals to exercise your rights.
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