OBaS – Rumours and supervision

In this episode we learn that Rebecca is telling people that she thinks that Ponter stole the idea from Descartin. Is Rebecca acting with scientific integrity? How does her behavior relate to the four principles?

Secondly, we noticed an emerging conflict between Rebecca and Ponter. Ponter is Rebecca’s supervisor. What can a student expect from his/her supervisor? What do you think are a supervisor’s obligations? What do you think are a student’s obligations? Should the relationship between a supervisor and the student be a matter of scientific integrity?