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RCR Past Workshops

Here are some of the past workshops that have been offered in the RCR series. 

RCR Core Workshop:  Animal Research

Dr. Michael Roner, Associate Professor in the Biology Department, provides information on responsible and ethical practices in animal research.

Institutional Review Board (IRB) Mini-Conference

The Office of Regulatory Services presents the basics of submitting a protocol for review by the Institutional Review Board.   

Authorship, Publication, and Peer Review

Responsible authorship/publication practices are the activities of preparing research findings for dissemination in a manner that ensures the integrity of the research process.  Dr. Alexa Smith-Osborne, Associate Professor in the School of Social Work, and Anand Puppala, Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean for Research in the College of Engineering, will lead a discussion on this critical topic.

Intellectual Property

Do you own the product of your work?  Intellectual property is any invention, discovery, trade secret, technology, scientific or technological development, computer software, or other form of expression that is in a tangible form.  Director of Technology Management, Teri Schultz, will provide invaluable information about intellectual property ownership, patents, trademarks, and more. 

Mentors, Mentoring, and Responsible Conduct of Research

Dr. Raymond Jackson, Associate Dean in the Office of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology will lead a discussion of the critical roles a mentor plays in the research setting.

Research Misconduct

Dr. George Kondraske recently served as the chair of a panel investigating an allegation of research misconduct. This workshop will provide a brief review of basic information regarding research misconduct and will then focus on sharing observations and experiences from this recent investigation experience. This will include the type of misconduct investigated, the investigative process, and comments regarding the wide-ranging impact of what may appear to some to be a simple case of "taking liberties" with the facts in the conduct of research.

 Managing your Research Data 

This Responsible Conduct of Research workshop is designed to introduce you to the best practices on maintaining the integrity of your data. This workshop will also help you ensure the utility of your research results by applying the principles of research integrity. Learn specific phases for working with data. Discover the best practices necessary to maintain data integrity so that your results are useful to the expansion of your field. 

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Human Subjects Workshop

Dr. Christopher Ray, Associate Professor Kinesiology and Associate Dean for Research, covered a variety of topics including ethical issues involving human subjects research and the complexities of IRB review. The workshop included hands-on exercises to experience the conflicts that IRB members go through, which helped participants gain a higher level of understanding for the process and the role of the investigator. 

Fiscal Responsibility in Research

Jeremy Forsberg, Assistant Vice President for Research and Research Integrity Officer, focused on fiscal responsibility in research during this workshop.