Feb. 1-2: Workshop on Responsible Conduct of Research set

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12:51 p.m., Dec. 13, 2010----The University of Delaware Research Office and the Office of Graduate and Professional Education will offer Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), a two-day workshop on Feb. 1-2, 2011.

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The workshop is open to faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, postdoctoral researchers and professional staff, and will cover topics ranging from integrity and honor in research, to science authorship featuring the senior editor of Science magazine and a faculty panel.

A highlight of the workshop will be a session on communicating science to the public, presented by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

The program is aimed at the natural sciences, social sciences, and engineering. For graduate student participants, attendance will be noted as a non-credit course completion on their transcript.

On Feb. 1, a morning session on Research Ethics and an afternoon session on Research Compliance will be offered. Students who previously have attended the Research Ethics and Compliance sessions are welcome, but are not required to attend those sessions again. For the Research Ethics session, in particular, repeat attendees provide rich perspective in case-study discussions.

On Feb. 2, a panel session on authorship involving UD faculty and moderated by Beverly Purnell, senior editor of Science, will be offered, as well as the session on communicating science from AAAS. The two sessions will be repeated morning and afternoon.

Continental breakfast, lunch and breaks are included in the workshop at no cost to participants.

Pre-registration is required and may be completed at this website.

“The University has been recognized by the Office of Research Integrity for the development of this program to inform and assist the research community in understanding and complying with the new federal mandates in research conduct from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health,” said Elizabeth (Missy) Peloso, director of research compliance at UD. “Additionally this model has been included in a national discussion of how colleges and universities can meet the new federal requirements, at a National Council of University Research Administrators webinar.”

In addition to the UD research community, the program also will welcome research collaborators who are part of the Delaware INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) from Christiana Care Health System and Delaware State University.

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