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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"

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"

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:

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 |