The Office of Research and Engagement (ORE) is hosting a Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) awareness workshop on September 27, 2019, in the Student Union Ballroom (272 A&B) from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. This workshop will address topics that are central to successful research programs. It will also examine the newest policy updates, expectations, and resources for information security and human subjects research.
ORE, TCE to Host Responsible Conduct of Research Workshop
The Office of Research and Engagement, in partnership with the Tickle College of Engineering (TCE), will host a Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) workshop on Tuesday, May 14 in the Toyota Auditorium of the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy.
The university is in the process of revising policies and procedures to make RCR awareness training mandatory for all funded investigators and their research team, with the expectation that they will meet their training requirement by the end of the next academic year. This workshop will fulfill that mandatory training requirement. Continue reading
Mercer and Campagna Selected as ORE Faculty Fellows
Holly Mercer and Shawn Campagna were recently appointed as Office of Research and Engagement Faculty Fellows to assist with strategic efforts behind two critical programs within the division: responsible conduct of research and the Science Alliance. They will work closely with Robert Nobles, interim vice chancellor for research, as well as other members of the ORE leadership team, administrators, and researchers.
Pruett Named Director of Research Integrity
Sarah Pruett, a UT alumna, will start work as the director of research integrity and research integrity compliance officer for the Office of Research and Engagement, effective April 23, 2018.
As part of the Office of Research Integrity (ORI), this new position will be responsible for investigating allegations of research misconduct at the university. Pruett will also provide research integrity training and raise awareness on campus of the institutional plan for the responsible conduct of research.
“I am honored that Dr. Nobles has entrusted me with this mission,” said Pruett. “I look forward to to working with the UT community and being part of its continued success.”
Faculty, Students, Staff Awarded for Research Integrity and Compliance
The Office of Research and Engagement’s third annual Research Integrity and Compliance Awards were held at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy Tuesday, February 6. Chancellor Beverly Davenport and Robert Nobles, interim vice chancellor for research and engagement, celebrated faculty, staff, and students who practice excellence in safety and compliance areas every day.
“These awards were created to highlight the value and importance of shared governance, which lays the foundation for UT’s continued success,” said Nobles. “I am indebted to those who contribute to our research integrity, safety, and compliance infrastructure, and appreciate their dedication.”
Eighteen individuals were recognized by their peers for consistently going above and beyond in their field, showcasing their dedication to research integrity, radiation and laboratory safety, and issues of compliance.
“The recipients of these awards are a dedicated and compassionate group of people who serve as role models of the Volunteer spirit and go the extra mile in giving their all for the university in such a selfless manner,” said Nobles.