Ethical and Responsible Conduct of Research Resources

Wow, How They’ve Changed!! Take a Look at the Updated UNH Web-Based RCR Modules!!

The UNH Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) and Scholarly Activity Committee is pleased to announce the revision of the UNH Web-based program of RCR instruction.  The revised 11 Web-based modules are the result of a collaborative effort between staff in the UNH Research Computing Center (RCC) and RCR committee members.

New Irish National Policy Statement on Research Integrity

In June 2014, the Irish Universities Association (IUA), in conjunction with several research-related organizations in Ireland, released a National Policy Statement on Ensuring Research Integrity in Ireland.    The aim of the statement is “to commit the main organisations in Irish research to the highest standards of integrity in carrying out their research so that partners and other stakeholders, and the international research community may have full confidence in the Irish research system.”  The statement aligns with similar documents from t

Video Vignettes Help Researchers Develop Lab Management Skills

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.

RCR Case Studies Available on Office of Research Integrity Website

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:

AAAS Professional Ethics Report Cover Story on Planning for Successful International Research Collaborations

The cover story of the Summer 2013 issue of the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s (AAAS) Professional Ethics Report (PER) is entitled Collaborative International Research ~ Planning for SuccessThe article examines factors and strategies that foster successful international research collaborations, identifies challenges/pitfalls that may limit such collaborations, and lists the key components of planning for success.

Visit the New Ethics Collaborative Online Resource Environment (CORE) Digital Library

The mission of the Ethics Collaborative Online Resource Environment (CORE) Digital Library is to bring together information on best practices in research ethics, instruction, and responding to ethical problems that arise in research and professional life.  The library features online forums, instructional materials, a library, an encyclopedia, and best practices. It is hosted by the University of Illinois and funded by the National Science Foundation.

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