2014

Learning from the Mistakes of Others: In This Case, Plagiarism

This week the New York Times ran a series of articles about plagiarism by Senator John Walsh in his final paper for his master’s degree from the US Army War College.  The paper provides an instructive page-by-page analysis of the paper, identifying sources and whether the text was used without attribution or with improper attribution.  Accord

Study of Academic Economists' Research Practices Reveals Scientific Misbehavior

In a recent post on the London School of Economics and Political Science Impact of Social Science blog, Sarah Necker highlights results of her recent study about academic economists’ research conduct.   While the finding that “…surveyed economists almost unanimously reject the fabrication or falsification of research as well as plagiarism” is good news, of great concern are the findings that “cardinal sins such as the correction, fabrication or partial exclusion of data or the

UNH Prevention Innovations Director Testifies Before Senate Committee

Jane Stapleton, co-director of UNH’s Prevention Innovations: Research and Practices for Ending Violence Against Women, testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Thursday, June 26, 2014. Her testimony was part of a full committee hearing looking at sexual assault on college campuses.

Mark McConnell – Ballooning for Science

Mark McConnell uses high altitude balloons to position detectors 130,000 feet above the Earth’s surface. At this height, they hover between the edge of space and the outermost limits of the Earth’s atmosphere. This allows for the collection of unhindered measurements of gamma radiation from space. “We are attempting a type of measurement that gives new insights into high energy phenomena in the Universe and provides training for the next generation of scientists,” he explains. The current experiment is known as the Gamma Ray Polarimeter Experiment, or GRAPE.

UNH Scientists Use DNA Analysis to Prevent Extinction of the New England Cottontail

Scientists with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station are working to restore New Hampshire and Maine’s only native rabbit after new research based on genetic monitoring has found that in the last decade, cottontail populations in northern New England have become more isolated and seen a 50 percent contraction of their range.

American Glass Eels, Extension Scientists, and Volunteers in a River Rendezvous

Cooperative Extension’s Alyson Eberhardt leads a team of scientists and citizen volunteers in the annual counting of the number of American glass eels making their way from deep in the Sargasso Sea, 2,000 miles away in the heart of the Atlantic Ocean, to New Hampshire’s freshwater rivers and lakes. The eel count is one activity of many that goes into balancing the health of the eel population and the interests of fishermen who, worldwide, consider eels an important and lucrative catch.

UNH Research Digest ‒ May 2014

The UNH Research Digest collects research news stories from across the University and provides brief summaries that showcase the breadth and depth of our research, scholarly activity, and artistic endeavors.

Preview a few of May’s stories below. Find the rest of the May Digest articles at the UNH Research Office web site: http://www.unh.edu/research/unh-research-digest.

IACUC Sets Fall 2014 Semester Meeting Schedule

The UNH Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) has set its meeting schedule for the Fall 2014 semester.  Please contact Julie Simpson (603/862-200362-2003) in Research Integrity Services with any questions.

IRB Sets Fall 2014 Semester Meeting Schedule

The UNH Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research (IRB) has set its Fall 2014 semester meeting schedule.

Live Webcast of July Secretary's Advisory Committee for Human Research Protections

The next meeting of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee for Human Research Protections (SACHRP) is July 21-22, 2014 (agenda available here) in Rockville, MD.  There will be a live webcast of the meeting.

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