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Responsible Conduct of Research Lunch and Learn series. The series boasts a comprehensive program of topic areas intended to educate our campus community about the importance of ethical research practices and relevant compliance topics.

This session reviewed professional norms and ethical practices pertaining to the publication and dissemination of scientific research. Common misconceptions and best practices specific to each stage of the publication process were discussed.

For example, Caldwell explained the difference between authorship and acknowledgement. Authorship credit should be limited to those individuals who provided significant intellectual contributions to the work, including making substantial contributions to the study’s concept and design, drafting and/or critically revising the content, approving the manuscript for publication, and agreeing to be accountable for all aspects of the manuscript. Individuals whose contributions were helpful but fall short of the criterion for authorship should still be acknowledged. Journals often require a section at the end of a manuscript detailing the specific contributions of each author to ensure appropriate designations.
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  • NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities (G08)(RFA-LM-17-002)

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NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Phase I

The NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate has recently published a solicitation entitled NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Phase I.  NIAC seeks “early studies of visionary concepts…but that also offer radically different approaches or leapfrog innovations to enable new missions or greatly enhance previous ones. A concept typically includes new technology and “must be framed in a mission context.”  NIAC is particularly interested in the technology areas listed below.  Brief summaries of previously funded projects may be found here.  Note that NASA plans to host a Q&A Forum for this solicitation, tentatively scheduled for August 18th.

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