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RCR Workshops

On this page you will find workshops that are offered during the 2017-2018 academic year. These workshops will introduce you to concepts concerning the responsible and ethical conduct of research. Events will be added to this page throughout the year, so please check back for more offerings. In addition, please visit the Responsible Conduct of Research page for online training modules and information on how to get certification for RCR workshops. Click here to access past workshops that have been offered in this series. 

Conflict of Interest Workshop

Dr. George Kondraske, professor of electrical engineering and chair of the Research Conflict of Interest Committee, will discuss how to identify a potential research conflict of interest, why it is necessary to manage conflicts of interest, and what should be in a COI management plan. Lunch will be served to registered participants. 

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Managing Your Research Data

Presented by Dr. Jim Grover, Biology Professor and Interim Dean in the College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs, 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. Lunch will be served to registered participants. 

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Ethical Considerations in Animal Research: A Round Table Discussion

Individuals involved in research activities are, typically, focused on answering specific questions or solving problems. However, that focus can lead us to overlook larger ethical questions that can have a significant impact on research outcomes. In this roundtable discussion, we will examine ethical concerns, particularly related to the use of animals in research. We will discuss the importance of pain management, enrichment, socialization, and other quality of life issues that must be considered as part of any research project.

About the Presenter

Ms. Kate Rugroden has served on UTA's Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) for more than 10 years. She has been involved in animal care as a wildlife rehabilitator for over 12 years. She is approved by AAVSB, the Texas Department of State Health Services, and the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement to provide continuing education credits to veterinarians, licensed veterinary technicians, animal control officers, and game wardens, in the area of wildlife rehabilitation. She holds rehabilitation and educational display permits from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the USDA. Additionally, she serves as a mentor to bat rehabilitators throughout the U.S. and Canada, and has chaired the Stakeholder Committee of the White Nose Syndrome National Response Team, under the leadership of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, since 2010.

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