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Dear Colleague:

On behalf of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Research Integrity (ORI), we are writing to assess your interest in sending one or more of your faculty or staff to a Responsible Conduct of Research Instruction Workshop (RCRIW).  The RCRIW will provide intensive training for novice and early-stage RCR instructors to enhance their ability to teach the fundamentals of research ethics to ...continue reading "RCR Instruction Workshop, March 21-22, Chicago"

As many readers know, we’ve been hard at work curating a comprehensive database of retractions, and are now up to more than 16,000 entries. Despite that large number — as much as triple what you’ll find in commonly used databases — we know there are notices we’re missing.

We’re doing our best to fill in the gaps, but the work will go faster with help. So if you come across a recent or previous retraction ...continue reading "Retraction Watch: “Is our database missing a retraction? Tell us!”"

A letter from Trisha Phillips, Interim Director

We are organizing the largest APPE conference ever, and we couldn't do it without the support of our members and friends.

If you are a 2018 conference sponsor: thank you.

If you are not a conference sponsor, but would like to be, it's not too late!

We still have a selection of sponsorship opportunities available. For example, ...continue reading "“Are you a 2018 APPE conference sponsor?”"

HHS Office of Research Integrity

ORI has announced two funding opportunities. Both focus on research integrity and the responsible conduct of research.

The deadline is March 26, 2018.


The Association for Practical and Professional Ethics today announced via email two special events for the upcoming annual conference:

  • Ethics Center Directors Summit (March 1)
  • APPE STEM Special Interest Group Panel (March 2)

More information can be found below and the APPE Web site. ...continue reading "Two announcements from APPE"

From: Science And Technology Committee <>
Date: November 30, 2017 at 7:34:55 AM CST
Subj: Science and Technology Committee Press Release: Evidence hearing

House of Commons
Science and Technology Committee

EVIDENCE HEARING: Research integrity
Monday 4 December 2017 at 4.30 pm
Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
Eastern 11:30 am | Central 10:30 am | Mountain 9:30 am | Pacific 8:30 am

The Science and Technology Committee holds its third evidence session on Research integrity. Watch it online at Parliament TV. ...continue reading "UK Parliament hearing on research integrity, Dec. 4"

Letter from the P.I. Program Director*

Over the past two months, Cynthia McKenna, Mary Click and I have attended a series of conferences—ARIO, SRA, and PRIMR—and we’ve had the chance to meet and speak with many of you. Thank you for the interest you have shown in the program.

I believe we have a wonderful program that offers real value to researchers. Researchers are often not happy to be referred to the P.I. Program, but when they leave our workshop, they routinely thank our faculty ...continue reading "News from P.I. Program"

Dr. William Trenkle Serving as Acting Director of the
Division of Investigative Oversight*

ORI is pleased to announce that Dr. William Trenkle is serving as the Acting Director of the Division of Investigative Oversight (DIO), effective November 11, 2017. Dr. Trenkle will temporarily fill the position vacated by Dr. Susan Garfinkel, whose last day at ORI was November 10, 2017. ...continue reading "ORI Acting Director of Investigative Oversight announced"

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

Teaching Research Ethics and Scientific Integrity
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Please join us at and APPE 2018 pre-conference workshop, Teaching Research Ethics and Scientific Integrity.  Priority consideration date to submit a resource to be considered for funding is Friday, November 10.  Full details, ...continue reading "APPE – Teaching Research Ethics workshop"