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Is PI legally allowed to require their PhD student/Post-docs to pick up their kids from school?

Assuming that I'm a PhD student/Post-doc, what kind of tasks are the principal investigator(PI) - i.e the group leader - legally allowed to ask me to perform? For example, is s/he legally allowed to ...
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Correlation between wealth and win rate

I’m trying to find out if there’s a correlation between win rates in civil cases and the wealth of the parties involved. I’ve searched google scholar but the only thing I can find is a paper regarding ...
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Which aspects of human-subjects research rules are actually laws rather than conventions?

I'm aware that various laws exist regulating research on human subjects (Wikipedia summary here and in linked pages). However, I've had a tough time finding sources that clarify the boundary between ...
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Is/Was funding or conducting gain of function research illegal?

I have seen a lot of claims made about "gain of function" research in regards to corona viruses, one of them being that it is or was "illegal". I wondered whether or not this claim ...
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Is there "evidence-based" practice in law?

"Evidence-based practice" (sometimes colloquially called "what works") is a buzzword floating around many professions nowadays, especially medicine and education. The idea is to ...
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Can a person be prosecuted for their thoughts?

Let's assume I'm thinking about ___ [1] - am I liable to prosecution? I assume that having thoughts of any kind is not illegal and therefore cannot be prosecuted. We are not in "Minority Report" - ...
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What licensing issues are relevant when writing software using methods from research papers?

I am writing some software that uses methods described in a few papers. The paper describes algorithms in terms of mathematical functions and equations. An example is, for instance, this one). The ...
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Who decides if a microbiology lab is BSL-2 compliant in the US?

I am currently searching for a BSL-2 lab for a microbiology project that I am starting, which lead me to a rather basic question: I understand that in the US, the CDC defines what each biosafety level ...
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How to refer to Supreme Court cases by just one name

I'm writing a paper for my high school U.S. History class, and I want to refer to certain Supreme Court cases by just one name after my first naming of the case (for example, I want to refer to Rucho ...
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Can a country ban oversea biotechnology research out of an endemic plant that is only found in its territory?

This question was closed on biology.se and I was advised to ask it here. For illustration, say there is a plant that is only found in the Amazon rainforest. New drugs can be potentially invented ...
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Does SB-1341 prohibit educational research entirely?

The text of SB-1341 bill (just introduce to the US Senate) is available here. Summary As far as I understand it, if this bill were to pass, researchers would be unable to connect student-level data to ...
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Borrowing Firearms for Science?

Edit: we have an excellent general counsel who runs our legal team; I'm asking here firstly to get familiar with roughly the shape of this thing, and secondly to learn a little about how things in ...
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How can one become comprehensively aware of all applicable statutes/remedies to a given situation when they are scattered between different acts?

For example if one is illegally evicted there seem to be remedies provided by the protection from eviction 1977, housing, deregulation, and housing and planning Acts, off the top of my head, but I ...
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Why is it legal for public funded researchers to transfer their paper ownership to private publishers?

Maybe it belongs to the academia forum, but I have never understood why public funded researchers can transfer their paper ownership to private publishers. We, the taxpayers, fully pay for the ...
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How can one find a comprehensive enumeration of all the precedent setting cases that pertain to a particular issue or rulings on a given statute?

how can one find a comprehensive enumeration of all the precedent setting cases that pertain to a particular issue or the application of a particular statute?
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Contract in Roman Law

I would like to find out more about contract in Roman law. Any information about contract responsibility and guilt would be helpful. I am unable to find any real life examples of those contracts, are ...
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What open-source licence allows internal industry research and development, but not direct commercialization

I need an open source license which allows for commercial entities to join academic and government entities, and to use our tools in their internal research and development. I need to bar the direct ...
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Law Research Resources - Researching US Federal Law

I am currently a doctoral student in the medical sciences taking a health law course. We aren't provided many directions on researching the law, and I frequently need to cite/reference federal ...
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Who owns copyright for program created during an unpaid research position

I have been doing part-time unpaid research at a prominent medical institution. While here I created an app at the request of the department head to be distributed by the institution. This program is ...
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Does article 8 of the European Convention protect against the dissemination of sensitive information about a research subject in scientific research?

I have a couple of questions related to the scope of Article 8(1) of the European Convention on Human Rights and who can be responsible for infringements in the rights outlined in the article. My ...
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Is there any law limiting the extent to which one can grow brains in a lab in the United States? (e.g., max number of neurons, synapses, etc.)

Is there any law limiting the extent to which one can grow brains / brain organoids in a lab in the United States (e.g., max number of neurons, synapses, etc.)? E.g. to study brain diseases {1} or add ...
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Resources: decriminalization timeline list

I'm curious as to what decriminalization laws have been passed through out the years and at what times around the world. Are there any sort of lists or resources that deal with decriminalization laws ...
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Technical Standards and Papers - Can the equations be copyrighted

This question is very similar to Licensing Issues of Methods for software and Copyright of technical standards however, the answers are, likely quite rightly unclear as it may depend on a specific ...
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How to search for lawsuits where I know the plaintiff's name and a brief outline of the facts?

The Astronomy SE question Did a watch company really try to sue radio astronomers for using the word "pulsar"? If so, which astronomers? includes the following quote from Jocelyn Bell ...
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Open source rocket development

Is it possible to collaborate openly (publicly) world-wide with others to develop a suborbital/orbital capable rocket/launcher and to publish the resulting know-how (both software and hardware)? There ...
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What is the relationship between free speech and data privacy?

I am learning the basics about CCPA, hoping to create a directory of organizations (and the people of those organizations), in a community-driven fashion like Wikipedia. From what I understand now, ...
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Copyright issue of recorded video game when publishing research paper about it?

I'm preparing research about a music-based arcade game, playable in the arcade game center. Requiring video dataset (including music in it), I recorded videos from the game playing by myself. I'm ...
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(Online) Dictionary for German legal terms

Where can I find a search engine or (online) dictionary which returns the definition and usage of a given term? Example: Search: [Fachkunde ] Returns Type Source ...
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For non-commercial research purposes is it legal to collect images using Google and Bing?

Would it be legal to collect images from Google and Bing and then use them within non-commercial research. These images would never be redistributed and during the research be converted into data that ...
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GDPR in a scientific, transborder scenario

Let us assume that a dental clinic, in a country that is not part of EU, is making dental x-rays for its patients, which may or may not be EU citizens. By the law of this country, the clinic is sole ...
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Can a contract stop part-time employees (but not full time employees) getting a second part-time job?

I am currently considering a funded PhD post. They allow both full-time and part-time applications. They were very clear that if you do the PhD part-time, you at not allowed to do any other paid work, ...
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Can I, a med student, buy human neuronal cell lines?

Is there anything legally stopping me from purchasing cell lines of human neurons without any disclosed use (besides the ethical considerations)?
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Would I be liable to EULA & Terms of Use when reverse engineering a product (for research) without a formal contract/agreement?

I'd like to possibly to my bachelor thesis in Computer Science by reverse engineering some IoT devices such as security cameras & smart locks. The items will be purchased by myself (probably ...
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Are international US REU candidates considered "independent researchers" under B-1/B-2 visa category?

US REU programs sometimes accept "self-funded" international students. Such international candidates do not receive any financial assistance from the host university but participate in research. ...
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What happens when there's not enough evidence in a trial?

I'm writing a story and need to know some things for factual accuracy. There's a man in the story who is accused of a DUI hit-and-run. He's discovered (sleeping) in the vehicle after the hit and run. ...
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Is "Research Institute" a Legally Relevant Term?

I'm wondering if the term "research institute" means anything legally; that is, are there any laws in place to stop a random citizen scientist from saying "I'm going to do science",...
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Proportion of copyrighted material that can be distributed without infringement

Is there a threshold or a descriptive proportion that is considered not copyright infringement but merely creative and educational use when distributing some copyright protected material along with ...
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What laws have amended the Equality Act 2010?

I find myself wishing to download a copy of the Equality Act 2010 in order to study it when lacking internet access. Of course legislation.gov.Uk offers a PDF kings printer version, but I fear this is ...
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Scraping, curating, and re-publishing content

In data science, research need large corpora of text, image, or video data. Luckily, these can be acquired en masse today by scraping the web in general or specific sites, such as YouTube. For ...
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About the uploading my presentation video on internet and the Ethical Issues

I have one presentation about "the effect of AI on music industry" in one academic research NGO group which is created on WhatsApp, and I want to know if I publish the video of my ...
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Browse all Trademark images as an image return [closed]

I have a logo design that I want to trademark, in addition to trademarking the design of an invention (as additional IP protection in addition to a patent). I started with a reverse Google image ...
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Music samples for market research surveys [closed]

Would using short clips (8-15 seconds) of songs embedded in online surveys for market research fall under fair use? If not, what type of music license would be required for this application? The ...
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Mentioning research results when copyrighting software

Scenario: Some computer science results are published at a major conference. Someone different than the authors of those results then creates a software program that uses those results / techniques to ...
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Grant access to previous public research results including IPR for the purpose of future commercial exploitation

We are building a project of technology transfer. In the project, one partner is a university XXX; the main contact person who will work with us is a professor. Previously, the professor and his team ...
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Where/whom can I look/contact to find historical minutes of murder trials in former Yugoslavia (circa 1925)?

I am writing an article about an alleged female serial killer that committed over 30 murders in former Yugoslavia (now Serbia, possibly in the town of Zrenjanin) around 1925. I have found several US ...
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Data scraping from LinkedIn—is it okay to publicize it? [closed]

I am doing a project using data from LinkedIn. Basically, I am extracting the "workplace" field from people that went to my university. I was told by someone in the research group that ...
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Should I inform the copyright holder that I plan to invoke the fair use doctrine if they decide to pursue legal action against me?

Context/Background: I'm currently trying to navigate the legal intricacies of using content from a company whose platform revolves around athletic/sports data. For anyone who might be familiar, this ...
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