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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"

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.

 

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"

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"

RCR Instructional Workshop

Do you teach the responsible conduct of research?

If the answer is "Yes," there's a special workshop designed especially for you. ...continue reading "Workshop for RCR Instructors: Register Now"

I am pleased to share this information, which I received it on July 7, 2017, via email. The text below is quoted verbatim. - KDP

The U.S. Office of Research Integrity awarded a grant to the P.I. Program to expand its recruitment and assessment efforts. New program assessment efforts will have a formative aim (providing participants with important feedback) and a research aim (understanding factors that contribute to professional lapses). ...continue reading "P.I. Program-ORI grant and next workshop"

Quest for Research Excellence 2017

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Location: The George Washington University, Washington, DC
Date:  August 7-9, 2017

Register Now

The Office of Research Integrity, The George Washington University (GWU), and Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research are pleased to co-sponsor the 2017 Quest for Research Excellence Conference.  The event will be hosted by GWU. ...continue reading "Registration is open for Q4RE 2017"

In the December 2016 newsletter of the Office of Research Integrity (ORI), the article on page 5 begins as follows.

The purpose of the Short Course on RCR Instruction (SCoRCRI, pronounced “sorcery”) project is to help new or inexperienced responsible conduct of research (RCR) instructors to develop and implement “best practices” in RCR instruction. The course presenters, comprised of experienced RCR instructors and researchers, will define distinct topics, lead active discussions and exercises, and identify useful resources (case studies, short writing assignments, etc.) that will provide a foundational understanding of RCR and the tools needed for successful RCR instruction. The active learning approaches most effective for adult learners will be prominent. ...continue reading "Introducing the Short Course on RCR Instruction (SCoRCRI)"