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.
Office of Research Announces Faculty Fellows Opportunities
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Two Faculty Fellow opportunities are now available to a tenured faculty member to work within the Office of Research and Engagement (ORE) for the 2018/2019 academic year in the Compliance and Safety Division and the Science Alliance.
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.”
Caldwell Presents on Publication Practices and Responsible Authorship
This week, the Office of Research and Engagement was proud to host Rachel Caldwell, Associate Professor and Scholarly Communication & Publishing Librarian, for a lecture on Publication Practices & Responsible Authorship as part of the 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.