Research Ethics Lecture Series

UNH has a new lecture series: Science on the Edge ~ The Grand Challenge of Truth in Science.  Each semester, this series will feature a speaker addressing contemporary ethical issues in science.  It is sponsored by the UNH Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarly Activity Committee, the UNH Research Office, and the UNH Graduate School.  UNH faculty, staff, and students, and members of the public are invited to attend the lectures.

Dr. Ivan Oransky will give the inaugural lecture in the series on Friday, November 2, 2018 at 11:00 am in the Squamscott Room in Holloway Commons.  His lecture is entitled, Retractions, Post-Publication Peer Review, and Fraud: Scientific Publishing's Wild West.


Dr. Oransky is Distinguished Writer In Residence at New York University's Arthur Carter Journalism Institute and co-founder of Retraction Watch.  He has been vice president and global editorial director of MedPage Today, executive editor of Reuters Health, managing editor, online, of Scientific American, deputy editor of The Scientist, and editor-in-chief of the now-defunct Praxis Post.  For three years, he taught in the health and medicine track at the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism.

Retraction Watch is a blog that reports on retractions of scientific papers and on other related issues.  The blog was launched in 2010 by Dr. Ivan Oransky, a former editor of several scientific publications, and Adam Marcus, a freelance writer and managing editor of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy News.  The website has about 150,000 views per month.  For information about Retraction Watch, see a recent interview of the founders by University Affairs' writer Kerry Banks.

For more information about this lecture, please contact Julie Simpson (603)862-2003 in Research Integrity Services.