How to Effectively Support High Quality Ethical Research

May 20 - May 21, 2019
Hyatt Regency Miami
Miami, FL


Building a Culture of Responsible and Ethical Research:
Supporting Ethical Authorship and Responsible Publication Practices for Successful Grants Management

As research administration professionals, our day-to-day responsibilities intersect with many research integrity/compliance issues, and most of us are not even aware of the implications.  Whether you work in pre-award, post-award, compliance (FCOI), technology transfer, human subjects protection, animal care and use, etc., irresponsible publication practices can have a major impact on your Institution’s ability to gain funding and maintain a successful scientific research enterprise.

Authorship leads to scientific recognition, which leads to finding collaborators, which leads to securing funding… but what happens when the data are found to have been fabricated, falsified, or plagiarized? How would this impact the reputation of and trust in your organization? As a grants management person, how would you know if this suspect data was being used in grants applications, or progress reports? If a paper is corrected or retracted, what is the reporting obligation to the funding agency or the human/animal subject regulators? What is the impact on the public – patients, research subjects, donors, potential students/employees, etc.? What are the critical actions that you can take to ensure that the appropriate tone is set at all organizational levels?
These and many more questions will be addressed in this interactive two-day training program designed to examine the relationship between these research integrity issues and successful grants management.

Topics Include:

  • Authorship and Acknowledgment: Why be an author? Who gets to be an author? Order? Who regulates?
  • Research Misconduct: Fabrication, Falsification, and Plagiarism
  • Publication Practices: Avoiding Plagiarism –  self-plagiarism – Questionable Research Practices (QRP) – Duplicative Publication –  Salami Slicing – Ghostwriting – Honorary Authorship – Errata – Correction –  Concern – Retraction – Declaring Conflicts of Interest - differences in authorship standards by discipline, difference in authorship practices by country, and difference in authorship standards by different types of Journals
  • Citing for Success: Funding and contribution acknowledgments - Does everyone on a publication have the equal right to future use
  • Journal Concerns: Use of Forensics
  • Retraction Watch and others: The world is watching and commenting
  • Federal Regulators: What are the reporting obligations?
  • Leading the way: How to develop, implement and maintain effective policies and processes.