There is a new online resource for researchers conducting research involving children: The Ethical Research Involving Children (ERIC) website. ERIC aims to “assist researchers and the research community to understand, plan and conduct ethical research involving children and young people in any geographical, social, cultural or methodological context.” The website is designed as a repository of information and resources to help “guide and improve research involving children.”
UC Davis has developed a series of online video vignettes to help researchers develop their lab leadership and management skills. Each vignette raises and addresses a specific issue, such as authorship, unethical behavior, or managing personnel. Check them out ~ they are designed to address issues faced by researchers in all career stages.
The UNH Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarly Activity (RCR) Committee announces the availability of training in the ethical and responsible conduct of research. This training meets the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s (NIFA) RCR training requirement, and is open to any member of the UNH community. While it is primarily directed at postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and undergraduate students, faculty and staff are invited to participate.
This training opportunity involves two components:
In Secrets from Belfast published in late January 2014, the Chronicle of Higher Education examined the ongoing saga of Boston College’s troubled oral history project entitled the Belfast Project. The project was conceived in 2000, and resulted in interviews of members of both sides in the Northern Ireland conflict. The project has faced many troubles, including promises of absolute confidentiality to interviewees, federal subpoenas for interview scripts, and no oversight.
The World Medical Association’s Declaration of Helsinki sets forth principles for the ethical conduct of biomedical research by physicians involving human subjects around the globe. It was originally adopted in 1964 and has been updated periodically, most recently in October 2013.
The December 2013 issue of the Office of Research Integrity's (ORI) newsletter is now available. In this issue, ORI invited several prominent researchers to provide commentaries on future directions for developing research on research integrity or the responsible conduct of research (RCR). The authors address issues such as: what research should be addressed?