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Responsible Conduct of Research Lunch Series Offered This Fall

The Office of Research and Engagement, in partnership with the University of Tennessee Libraries and the Graduate School, is pleased to announce a Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Lunch Series to be held in the John C. Hodges Library Auditorium this fall. We believe this series will be of interest to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville research community.

Responsible Conduct of Research is defined by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as the practice of scientific investigation with integrity. It involves the awareness and application of established professional norms and ethical principles in the performance of all activities related to scientific research. Responsible conduct of research is an essential component of research training.  This series is designed as a survey of basic topics that individuals will need to understand as they enter and continue their practice of research.

The objective of this training series is to provide awareness and application of professional norms and ethical principles in the performance of all activities related to scientific research, including mechanisms to promote honesty, accuracy, efficiency and objectivity in research. A similar series is scheduled for the spring.

Registration is open and suggested for all faculty, students, research and academic administrators, and other individuals attempting to complete their specific NIH and National Science Foundation (NSF) RCR requirements.

Each of the following sessions will be held in John C. Hodges Library Auditorium from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Pizza will be served in the Galleria beginning at 11:30 a.m. The session will begin at noon in the auditorium. No food or drink is allowed inside the auditorium.

  • Sept. 11th – Intellectual Property, Copyright, and Publishing – (Peter Fernandez; Frank Lancaster)
  • Sept. 18th – Mentor/Trainee Responsibilities, and IDP best practices (Ernest Brothers; Suzie Allard)
  • Sept. 25th – Research Misconduct – (Robert Nobles; Lela Young; John Zomchick)
  • Oct. 2nd – PI and staff responsibilities related to grants and contracts – (Carol Malkemus; David Smelser; Lyn Hardy)
  • Oct. 9th – Data Acquisition, Management, Sharing, and Ownership (Chris Eaker; Chuck Fiegerle, Lela Young)
  • Nov. 6th – Publication Practices, Responsible Authorship – (Rachel Radom; Dan Roberts)
  • Nov. 13th – Conflicts of Interest and Commitment (John Kobza; Dairin Malkemus; Jonee Lindstrom)

Please visit https://tiny.utk.edu/rcr-lunch-series for a list of the sessions with registration forms.

ORE also has a robust list of workshop offerings for the Fall 2015 semester at https://tiny.utk.edu/oreworkshops.