How to Effectively Support High Quality Ethical Research

Program Overview

May 20 to 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

Meeting Objective

This interactive two-day training program is designed to examine the relationship between research integrity issues and successful grants management.

Course Description

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, conflicts of interest, technology transfer, human research protections, animal welfare, internal audit, 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?
  • What are the critical actions that you can take to ensure that the appropriate tone is set at all organizational levels?

Learning Objectives

  • To examine the role we each play in supporting and maintaining a culture of responsibility – no matter our job title or management level
  • To explore the importance of ethical authorship and responsible publication practices and its impact on 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
  • Journal Concerns: Use of Forensics
  • Retraction Watch and Others: The world is watching and commenting
  • Federal Regulators: What are the reporting obligations?
  • Citing for Success: Funding and contribution acknowledgments - Does everyone on a publication have the equal right to future use

Who Should Attend

Any research administrative professional with responsibilities for: Pre-award, Post-award, Compliance, Conflict of Interest, Publication Ethics, Technology Transfer, Human Research Protections, Animal Welfare, Research Misconduct, Internal Audit, Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training

Expected Outcomes

  • Participants will critically examine expectations for appropriate and responsible authorship and publication and the potential consequences for a failure of meeting standards in these areas. 
  • Participants will have the opportunity to share ideas and experiences as we develop effective practices, strategies, and tools to bring back to our respective institutions.