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Thanks to yesterday's issue of Nature's "Seven Days" feature, I learned of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Office of Inspector General's (OIG) report on compliance to the RCR instruction policy.

The NSF's RCR mandate came online in 2010, and in 2013 ...continue reading "NSF Review of RCR Requirements"

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. ...continue reading "Update: Fostering Integrity in Research"

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: ...continue reading "Special Issue on Engineering Ethics"

For comment

I recently received this email from Carolyn Broccardo, Ph.D., PMP, of Colorado State University, where she is the Responsible Conduct of Research Coordinator in the Research Integrity & Compliance Review Office. I am sharing this with Dr. Broccardo's permission. - Ken

I want to let you know that the RePAIR Consensus Guidelines are now posted for public comment by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). This document is the output of a 20 member working group convened during the July, 2016 conference entitled Keeping the Pool Clean: Prevention and Management of Misconduct Related Retractions. I would like to thank those of you who contributed to this document, and especially Noémie Aubert Bonn for her assistance in writing and revising this document. Noémie and I will be presenting this work at the 5th World Conference on Research Integrity this May in Amsterdam - perhaps we will see some of you there! Please submit any comments to me by May 1, 2017.

Invitation to a "report release and public briefing event"

I am pleased to share this invitation. - Ken

From: Arrison, Tom <>
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. ...continue reading "National Academy of Sciences event, April 11"