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 is open to any member of the UNH community. While it is primarily directed at postdoctoral researche
Retraction Watch is a blog created by two medical reporters, Adam Marcus and Ivan Oransky. The site tracks, investigates, and reports on scientific retractions so researchers can keep up on what is going on in their fields in terms of publication issues. Here’s an entry from November 15:
The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) recently posted on its website a series of case studies addressing a vareity of topics in the responsible conduct of research. The ORI Casebook: Stories about Researchers Worth Discussing (Casebook) is desgined to raise awareness of the types of ethical dilemmas researchers may encounter and provide a way to work through them.
The Casebook consists of the following eight topic chapters:
If you conduct externally sponsored research and you, your spouse/domestic partner or dependent children have a significant financial interest that could impact, or be impact by, your research, then you must comply with the UNH’s policies on financial conflict of interest in research (FCOIR). For example, if you have an ownership stake in a company and your externally-funded research could benefit the company, this is a financial conflict of interest in research.
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has developed a series of video vignettes and a discussion guide addressing a variety of challenges facing international postdoctoral researchers. These include visa delays, language barriers, and cultural biases. The resources are designed to increase awareness and assist faculty when mentoring international postdocs by: