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Brian C. Martinson sent me a link to a score or more of comment or news items; see Media Coverage: Fostering Integrity in Research. I won't be updating this post again.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report, Fostering Integrity in Research, has gotten some press.

  • ScienceInsider "U.S. report calls for research integrity board" by Jeffrey Mervis (Apr 11 2017 2:15 PM)*
  • National Public Radio "Top Scientists Revamp Standards To Foster Integrity In Research" by Richard Harris (Apr 11 2017 4:21 PM ET)*
  • MedPage Today “Scientific Research Needs Better Oversight, Report Says” by Joyce Frieden (Apr 11 2017)**
  • Bloomberg “Preventing Research Abuse Will Require Systemic Changes” by Jeannie Baumann (Apr 12 2017)
  • Healio "Report: ‘Deliberate steps’ required to preserve, foster integrity in scientific research" by Kristie L. Kahl (Apr 12 2017)**
  • The Scientist “National Academies Issue Advice to Improve Research Practices” by Kerry Grens (Apr 12 2017)
  • Xinhua News Agency “U.S. panel calls for new advisory board to strengthen research integrity” (Apr 12 2017)
  • Science Editorial: "Research integrity revisited" by Marcia McNutt and Robert M. Nerem (Apr 14 2017)
  • Science "U.S. report calls for research integrity board" by Jeffrey Mervis (Apr 14 2017)
  • C&EN “Protecting Scientific Integrity Requires Effort by the Entire Research System, Report Says” by Celia Henry Arnaud (Apr 17 2017)**
  • BioWorld “NAS highlights lack of reproducibility, seeks to strengthen integrity” by Nuala Moran (no date)**

* Thanks to Jason Borenstein.

** Thanks to Brian Martinson.

News from the NAE Center for Engineering Ethics and Society

I received this announcement via email this morning. - Ken

Special Issue on Engineering Ethics

The spring issue of The Bridge, the NAE’s flagship quarterly journal, is focused entirely on engineering ethics. Article topics include ethics in business, codes of ethics, environmental injustice, corruption, and teaching ethics. The issue is available online: https://www.nae.edu/Publications/Bridge/167495.aspx

New Report on Fostering Integrity in Research

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are releasing a new report on Fostering Integrity in Research, which examines challenges to scientific integrity facing the research enterprise and recommends steps that individual scientists, research sponsors, research institutions, journal publishers, and professional societies should take to meet these challenges and better protect integrity in research. To celebrate this reports release, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are holding a Public Briefing Event on Tuesday, April 11 at 2:00 PM EDT in the Lecture Room at the National Academy of Sciences Building at 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW in Washington DC.

During the Public Briefing Event, discussion of the report will be led by three members of the authoring committee:

  • Robert Nerem (chair), Institute Professor Emeritus, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta
  • C. K. Gunsalus, director, National Center for Professional and Research Ethics, Urbana, Ill.
  • Brian C. Martinson, Senior Research Investigator, HealthPartners Institute, Minneapolis

Those who cannot attend the briefing in person may watch a live webcast at: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/COSEPUP/PGA_178288

Fostering Integrity in Research will be available after the release event at: https://www.nap.edu/catalog/21896/

Webcast Event: Ethics and Autonomous Vehicles

On April 24th the NAE and the AAES will host the annual professional societies convocation. This year’s meeting is focused on autonomous technologies and systems and the afternoon will specifically address the ethics of autonomous vehicles. Your may watch the live webcast on April 24th at: https://www.nae.edu/Projects/Events/155997/167521.aspx

Sincerely,

CEES Staff at the National Academy of Engineering

Frazier Benya, Program Officer (fbenya@nae.edu)
Rachelle Hollander, Director (rhollander@nae.edu)
Simil Raghavan, Associate Program Officer (sraghavan@nae.edu)

http://nae.edu/ethicscenter

CEES focuses the nation's talents on addressing the ethical and social dimensions of engineering, as both a profession and an agent of innovation. If you wish to learn more about CEES publications and activities, please visit the CEES webpage and checkout the Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Science for ethics education materials.

CEES focuses the nation's talents on addressing the ethical and social dimensions of engineering, as both a professions and an agent of innovation. If you wish to learn more about CEES publications and activities, please visit the CEES webpage and checkout the Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Science for ethics educator materials.

Invitation to a "report release and public briefing event"

I am pleased to share this invitation. - Ken

From: Arrison, Tom <TArrison@nas.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 2:38 PM
  To: Pimple, Kenneth D
Subj: Fostering Integrity in Research-Release Event and 
      Public Briefing April 11

Dear Prof. Pimple:

I am writing to invite you to attend a Report Release and Public Briefing Event for the report Fostering Integrity in Research.

The event will be held on Tuesday, April 11 at 2:00 PM EDT at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington DC.

Fostering Integrity in Research is a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. It examines challenges to scientific integrity facing the research enterprise and recommends steps that individual scientists, research sponsors, research institutions, journal publishers, and professional societies should take to meet these challenges and better protect integrity in research.

Here are the details:

Fostering Integrity in Research Report Release

2:00 PM EDT
April 11, 2017 (Tuesday)

Lecture Room
National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

Those who cannot attend the briefing in person may watch a live webcast at: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/COSEPUP/PGA_178288

The report will be available after the release event at: https://www.nap.edu/catalog/21896/

We hope that you can join us on April 11. Please feel free to pass this invitation along to interested colleagues.

Best regards,

Tom Arrison
(Study Director, Fostering Integrity in Research)
Program Director
Development, Security, and Cooperation
Policy and Global Affairs
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Keck 510
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
T 202.334.3755
E tarrison@nas.edu

I hope I'll see you there (online and metaphorically).