The 4th World Conference on Research Integrity will be held May 31 – June 3, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The conference theme is Research Rewards and Integrity: Improving Systems to Promote Responsible Research. The call for proposals outlines two categories: research papers on research integrity, and reports or analyses of related issues. For more information, visit the conference website.
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 article provides an instructive page-by-page analysis of the final paper, identifying sources and whether the text was used without attribution or with improper attribution.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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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.