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.
The Office of Research Integrity and the University of California San Diego are co-sponsoring a two-day, train-the-trainer workshop on September 12-13, 2017, in San Diego, California. The workshop will address the many facets of RCR instruction, including assessment, engaging students, educational resources, and teaching strategies.
EARLY BIRD RATE: $500
AFTER AUGUST 10: $600
La Jolla Shores Hotel
8110 Camino Del Oro
San Diego, California 92037
Comments from past participants
- “I was prepared to be impressed, but I was seriously impressed.”
- “I have been running RCR programs in my own silo for years. To suddenly have peers is wonderful.”
- “I’m grateful for the opportunity to be here and I leave feeling inspired to make some revisions/improvements to our RCR Program.”
- “All sessions were uniformly good. Something a high value in each. That was unique.”
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A Letter of Interest from the HHS Office of Research Integrity.
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). New assessments will examine the work habits of participants such as holding regular meetings or using standard operating procedures.
Capitalizing on the recent NIH K01 Award received by Dr. Alison Antes, the P.I. Program’s most recent faculty member, we will compare the work habits of P.I. Program participants to those of research exemplars—52 individuals we recently interviewed who conduct high impact research and enjoy a reputation for great leadership and integrity in research. Findings from the project will be broadly disseminated with the aim of fostering research integrity.
Registration Open for Next P.I. Program Workshop
Registration is now open for the next P.I. Program workshop. The workshop will take place October 10-12, 2017 in St. Louis, MO.
To refer a participant to the program, please contact the Program Manager, Cynthia McKenna, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-747-4220.
4523 Clayton Avenue, Campus Box 8005
St. Louis, MO 63110-1093
314-747-4220 | integrityprogram.org
Quest for Research Excellence 2017
Location: The George Washington University, Washington, DC
Date: August 7-9, 2017
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.
The goal of the Quest for Research Excellence conference series is to fuel knowledge sharing among all the parties involved in promoting the responsible conduct of research and scientific integrity, from scientists to educators, administrators, government officials, journal editors, science publishers and attorneys. True to this ambition, the theme of the 2017 conference is “breaking down the silos”. The conference will focus on five topics from the perspectives of various stakeholders. These topics include research misconduct, the responsible conduct of research, the legal implications of research misconduct, scientific publications and open science. Each of these topics will be the focus of a 90-minute plenary session led by a panel of world-renowned experts. Breakout sessions will give participants an opportunity to discuss cross-cutting topics in small interdisciplinary groups.
We are pleased to announce that Sir Philip Campbell, Editor-in-Chief of Nature publications, will be delivering the keynote address.
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.
In 2006, the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) started a project called RIO Boot Camp (Wright and Schneider 2010) as “part of a major ORI initiative to support and to professionalize the role of Research Integrity Officers,” or RIOs (ORI 2016). Until now, there was no analog for instructors of RCR.
I was the author of that article, and I can't think of a better topic for my inaugural blog post here on TeachRCR. I hope you'll read the whole article on the ORI Web site. There will be more news about SCoRCRI before long.