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ORI September Newsletter Available for Download
September 2017, Volume 24, No. 2

The September issue includes:

  • Survey results on RIOs and RCR Coordinators
  • An interview with a founder for the Association of Research Integrity Officers
  • Details about a new checklist to review research misconduct policies and procedures
  • Case summaries of research misconduct findings
  • Four conferences funded through ORI's grants program

ORI Training for RCR Instruction

ORI currently is planning a Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Instruction Workshop ...continue reading "ORI September Newsletter"

The Association for Practical and Professional Ethics
27th Annual APPE International Conference
Thursday, March 1 – Sunday, March 4, 2018
Palmer House Hilton - Chicago, Illinois

Graduate and Early Career Scholar Seminar in Teaching Ethics

The 2018 Graduate and Early Career Scholar Seminar is a 2.5 hour workshop offered in conjunction with the 2018 APPE Annual Conference on Thursday at 1pm.

This highly interactive seminar is intended for graduate students and early career scholars who are currently teaching classes in ethics (for less than three years) or who have plans to do so. It is designed to boost confidence, confront pedagogical issues and provide philosophical comfort. Topics to be covered include determining goals for the teaching of ethics, pedagogy for personal and professional development, and appropriate assessment. Prior to the seminar, participants will be invited to help shape the session to meet individual needs.

Enrollment is limited and on a first come basis.
Click here to register for the Seminar or the full APPE Annual Conference.

Limit: 25 participants.

Deni Elliott, author of Ethics in the First Person, Ethical Challenges: Building An Ethics Toolkit, will teach the seminar. She developed the first U.S. graduate degree program in teaching ethics and is the Coordinating Principal Investigator for the National Ethics Project.

Deni has taught ethics teachers from Kindergarten to mid-career level (and everything in between) in the highly successful Theory and Skills of Ethics Teaching Summer Seminar, in the M.A. in Philosophy, Teaching Ethics Emphasis at the University of Montana, and through various APPE programs. Deni holds the Poynter Jamison Chair in Media Ethics and Press Policy at the University of South Florida.

Updated information is announced through the APPE Listserv. To be added to the APPE Listserv, please send your request to the APPE Offices at or call 765-658-5015.

Please, contact the APPE office for more information:

This is a friendly reminder that the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) is currently accepting submissions for its 27th Annual International Conference. The deadline for submissions is October 27, 2017.

The conference will be held Thursday, March 1 – Sunday, March 4, 2018 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, Illinois.

We welcome the students and faculty in your program to apply!

Attention Association Members!!

There are so many exciting things happening here in the APPE home office this year. We are getting settled into our new home at The Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University and our Twenty-seventh Annual ...continue reading "APPE – Book Resource Room"

The P.I. Program will be Exhibiting at Two More Upcoming Conferences!

The P.I. Program director, Dr. James DuBois, recently presented on the Program and its findings at ARIO (Association of Research Integrity Officers), in San Diego, CA.

The Program will also be attending two upcoming conferences as an exhibitor. Stop by to say hello and learn more about the workshop!

  1. SRA (Society of Research Administrators International), Oct. 14-18: Vancouver, Canada
  2. PRIM&R (Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research), Nov. 6-8: San Antonio, TX

P.I. Program to Host Webinar on November 30, 2017

This free webinar is intended to inform institutional officials and those involved with compliance and research integrity about the benefits of sending researchers to the P.I. Program workshop.

Dr. James DuBois will discuss specific topics covered in the workshop and describe how the P.I. Program protects privacy and confidentiality while helping researchers move forward effectively. The webinar will also include a question and answer forum.

Thursday, November 30, 2017
1:00pm-2:00pm CST
James DuBois, DSc, PhD


Registration Open for Next P.I. Program Workshop

Registration is now open for the next P.I. Program workshop. The workshop will take place January 9-11, 2018 in St. Louis, MO.

To refer a participant to the program, please contact the Program Manager, Cynthia McKenna, at or 324-747-4220.

4523 Clayton Avenue, Campus Box 8005
St. Louis, MO 63110-1093
314-747-4220 |

Association for Association for Practical and Professional Ethics
Twenty-seventh Annual International Conference

Thursday, March 1 – Sunday, March 4, 2018
Palmer House Hilton - Chicago, Illinois
Submission Deadline - October 27, 2017

Special Event: Private reading of Queen 
APPE will host a reading of Queen on the evening of Thursday, March 1 at the Palmer House. The production explores the ethical dilemmas ...continue reading "APPE – Submission deadline October 27"

The National Academies of Sciences • Engineering • Medicine
The Science of Science Communication III

The 2017 Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium, The Science of Science Communication III, has only a few more spaces left to attend in person, but they're filling up fast! A free webinar will also be available. Sign up to receive a link to view the live webcast. ...continue reading "The Science of Science Communication"

NAE Center for Engineering Ethics and Society and IEEE TechEthics Conference
October 13, 2017

CEES is collaborating with IEEE to hold the inaugural IEEE TechEthics Conference on October 13, 2017. The conference features luminaries in technology, philosophy, ethics, and policy development. ...continue reading "TechEthics Conference"

Autonomy on Land and Sea and in the Air and Space
October 9, 2017

The NAE Annual Meeting Forum on Autonomy on Land and Sea and in the Air and Space will be webcast and held in DC on October 9th from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. View the agenda and register to attend in person today. The webcast will start on October 9th at  

Association for Association for Practical and Professional Ethics
Twenty-seventh Annual International Conference

Attend and participate in Teaching Research Ethics and Scientific Integrity
Thursday, March 1, 2018

The workshop will be a forum for novice and experienced research ethics instructors to hone their skills.  Activities will include an opening presentation on the current state of research ethics education in universities, opportunities for participants to present their own ethics education resources to peers and receive ...continue reading "APPE – Teaching Research Ethics and Scientific Integrity"