March 14: Research integrity
Research ethics expert Nicholas Steneck to speak at UD
12:23 p.m., March 13, 2012--The UD Center for Science, Ethics and Public Policy will sponsor a lecture titled “Research Integrity: A Global Overview” by Nicholas H. Steneck on Wednesday, March 14, from 1:30–2:30 p.m. in 205 Gore Hall.
The University of Delaware's Center for Science Ethics and Public Policy will sponsor a lecture titled “Research Integrity: A Global Overview” by Nicholas H. Steneck on Wednesday, March 14, from 1:30–2:30 p.m. in 205 Gore Hall.
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The talk will present an overview of international developments in research integrity, focusing on national policy differences and key areas for concern.
Steneck is a professor emeritus of history and director of the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health (MICHR) Research Ethics Program at the University of Michigan.
Research integrity and its antithesis, research misconduct, are frequently in the news in the U.S., which has a national research misconduct policy and requires formal training in the responsible conduct of research. The same cannot necessarily be said for other countries.
Research misconduct policies vary from country to country, and formal training in the responsible conduct of research is generally not required. However, this does not necessarily mean that the standards for integrity in research are higher in the U.S. It does suggest that American researchers should be aware of differences in national policies when they work with colleagues or teach students from around the world.
Steneck’s work on research integrity began in 1984 as chair of Michigan’s pioneering Task Force on Integrity in Scholarship.From 1991-93, he chaired the Public Health Service Advisory Committee on Research Integrity.
Beginning in 2000, Steneck helped establish the Office of Research Integrity (ORI)/National Institutes of Health Research on Research Integrity Program, co-chairing six ORI research integrity conferences and the first and second World Conferences on Research Integrity.
His efforts to foster collaboration in research integrity on a global level led to the development of the Singapore Statement on Research Integrity. He is currently the lead adviser for a new international online research integrity training program started by the UK company Epigeum.