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Office of Research Integrity (ORI), this position is responsible for investigating allegations of research misconduct at the university. Burns will also provide research integrity training and raise awareness on campus of the institutional plan for the responsible conduct of research. Continue reading

elected to the board for Region III of the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA). In this role, Smelser will inform the region membership of pertinent information from the National Organization, and serve on the Region III Executive Committee in an advisory capacity.

NCURA, founded in 1959, is a non-profit professional society dedicated to advancing the profession of research administration through education and professional development programs, the sharing of knowledge and experiences, and the fostering of a diverse, collegial, and respected global community. With over 7,500 members from over 1,100 colleges, universities, teaching hospitals, and research institutes in 40 countries, NCURA is actively involved in furthering communication and understanding between research administrators both within and outside the United States. NCURA’s purpose is to serve all members by advancing expertise in the profession of research administration.

assistant vice chancellor for research development in UT’s Office of Research and Engagement, has been named president of the National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP).

With approximately 1,000 members, NORDP is a professional organization dedicated solely to research development (RD). The discipline encompasses a set of strategic, catalytic, and capacity-building activities that advance research, especially in higher education. RD professionals help researchers become successful advocates for their research and institutions create programs that spur discovery.

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