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Call for Papers Submissions are invited for papers to be presented at the XVI ISA World Congress of Sociology on The Quality of Social Existence in a Globalising World, Durban, South Africa, July 23-29, 2006. Full details of the conference as a whole are provided at 0000,8000,0000http://www.ucm.es/info/isa/congress2006/. In particular, you are invited to submit an abstract for the Research Committee 23 Sociology of Science and Technology, Session 3 on Commercialisation of science (See 0000,8000,0000http://www.ucm.es/info/isa/congress2006/rc/rc23_durban.htm Feel free to circulate this invitation among anyone you think might be interested in the session, in the science studies program or the conference as a whole. The Call for Papers for this particular session is as follows: 0100,0100,0100- Commercialization of Science: errors and fraud. Theoretical perspectives and case studies. 0100,0100,0100Science in academic institutions depends more and more on external non-state funding. This may lead to greater pressures for 'results', in both life and natural sciences. Among other consequences, normative standards may become laxed, at times inviting behavior that deviates from generally accepted, "Mertonian" norms. The session invites papers that treat the use of false information, plagiarism or fraudulent research and that discuss strategies to prevent these phenomena. Examples considering the input of (inter)national professional organizations or institutions that regard scientific integrity are welcome. Potential paper givers should send paper proposal (maximum 500 words) to Dr Maarten Mentzel, Leiden, the Netherlands email: [log in to unmask] before October 1, 2005. Authors of accepted papers will be required to register for the conference and to present their paper orally. ========================= Maarten Mentzel, 38 Johan de Wittstraat, 2334 AR Leiden, Nederland Tel. +31-71-5172570 e-mail: [log in to unmask]