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  • Joseph Herkert, North Carolina State University, shared an update
    PostedMonday, November 20, 2017 at 10:42 AM

    Call for Poster Presentations
    Workshop on Engaged Scholarship for Ethics
    and Responsible Innovation in STEM Fields


    March 14 – 15, 2018
    Genetic Engineering & Society Center
    James B. Hunt, Jr. Library
    North Carolina State University
    Raleigh, North Carolina


    Workshop Purpose:  To s

    hare methods, outcomes, and experiences with engaged scholarship for ethics and responsible innovation in STEM fields.

    Engaged Scholarship, by which the activities of academe meet the needs of external communities and vice versa (Van de Ven 2007).  It can be used in experiential learn

    ing that can serve as a bridge in linking students with real-world contexts for the issues and problems they are studying. Peterson (2009) describes


     its usefulness as “providi

    ng a well-rounded education for students, a widening of the university’s knowledge base, and an empowering investment in community change” and argues that there is a needed shift in higher education in this direction “in order to produce socially responsible students who are able to engage with the critical problems of our times.”

    Workshop Format The 1.5 day workshop will include keynote presentations, student and community panels, interactive breakout sessions, and poster presentations.

    Posters are welcome on ethics and responsible innovation courses, research projects and activities in STEM fields that incorporate engaged schol

    arship, such as:

    • collaborative, community-engaged research and learning involving STEM students;
    • teaching social science research skills such as focus-group facilitation to STEM students;
    • teaching civic-engagement theory and practice to STEM students.

    The workshop is free, but attendance is limited. Support of up to $500 is available to offset travel and lodging expenses for selected participants. 

    To Apply
    Submit a 500-750 abstract o

    f your poster presentation and an NSF-style 2-page biosketch via Google Form. If travel support is requested, please include estimated airfare.

    Deadline for receipt of Abstracts: December 8, 2017.
    Notification of Acceptance: December 22, 2017.

    For More Information:
    Visit the workshop website at or email project Co-PI Joe Herkert,

    Workshop supported by the National Science Foundation CCE STEM Program (Award No. 1540244) and the Genetic Engineering & Society Center, North Carolina State University.

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  • Webinar: New Ethical Challenges in Experimental Political Science

    PostedTuesday, June 7, 2016 AT 12:42 PM


    Over the past two decades, political scientists have adopted experimental methods to interact directly with subjects in the United States and globally. This new wave of field experimentation has produced some very public controversies. Researchers have created illegal attack advertisements during political campaigns, exposed subjects to risks of violence through experiments conducted in authoritarian regimes overseas, and even gone so far as to commit crimes to measure police responses. These recent controversies have contributed to distrust among the public and made apparent the need to consider the ethical implications of this experimental work. How can IRBs guide political scientists in conducting ethically sound research while continuing to generate valuable knowledge about the political, economic, and cultural sphere? 

    Using case studies from global and domestic research, a political scientist and an ethicist will:

    • Explore current landscapes and trends in ...
  • Trust But Verify: The Crisis in Biomedicine

    PostedMonday, April 18, 2016 AT 2:33 PM

    Date: Thursday, April 21, 2016
    Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST
    New America
    740 15th Street NW, Suite 900
    Washington, DC 20005


    Fool me once, shame on me. Fool me twice, shame on scientific research? Research studies investigating other research studies – yes, it’s very meta – have diagnosed a “reproducibility” crisis in biomedicine. Simply put, it’s shockingly difficult to reproduce the results of many laboratory research studies relied upon as authoritative and definitive.

    As a result, the reliability of a large share of the research published about medicine and the biology of medicine is in question. The reasons vary from poor training of young scientists engaged in ever more complex and esoteric inquiries to perverse incentives that reward researchers for flashy findings but don’t penalize them for being wrong. Some errors are inevitable—in fact, it’s a part of science. But today’s ...

  • SoCIA 2016 Conference - Call for Abstracts

    PostedTuesday, March 8, 2016 AT 9:54 AM

    Call for Abstracts

    SoCIA 2016: An Interdisciplinary Workshop on

    Social and Conceptual Issues in Astrobiology

    September 24-25, 2016   Clemson, SC, USA


         Many researchers who study the origins, evolution, and distribution of life in the universe (astrobiology) believe we are on the brink of one of the most important discoveries in human history.   As NASA’s chief scientist recently announced: “I think we're going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth within a decade, and I think we're going to have definitive evidence within 20 to 30 years.”   If so, humanity will soon confront a series of complex challenges that cannot be resolved without strong input from disciplines beyond the sciences.  While NASA’s and the nascent European vision for astrobiology are far ranging and include broad questions about the future of life in the universe, these have so far ...

  • Save the date: National Data Integrity Conference Oct 5-6

    PostedTuesday, May 2, 2017 AT 10:31 AM



    NDIC 2017
    The Human Side of Data:
    from the societal impacts to everyday practice
    on Oct 5-6
    in Ft. Collins, Colorado!

    The National Data Integrity Conference is back! We're gathering a diverse group of experts to talk through some of the biggest challenges facing people who work with data.

    • Theme: The Human Side of Data: from the societal impacts to everyday practice.
    • Location: North Ballroom, Lory Student Center, Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.
    • Dates: Oct 5-6, 2017
    • Pre-conference Data Carpentry Workshop: Oct 3-4, 2017
    • Submit a presentation proposal! (Details below)

    Over the last two years, researchers, technologists, administrators, grant funders, librarians, research integrity officers, students, and faculty alike have met to share ...

  • Revisions of the Common Rule

    PostedTuesday, January 24, 2017 AT 9:07 AM

    HHS and 15 other Federal Departments and Agencies Announce Revisions to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (the Common Rule)

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and fifteen other Federal Departments and Agencies have announced revisions to modernize, strengthen, and make more effective the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects that was originally promulgated as a Common Rule in 1991. This final rule is intended to better protect human subjects involved in research, while facilitating valuable research and reducing burden, delay, and ambiguity for investigators. These revisions are an effort to modernize, simplify, and enhance the current system of oversight.

    The final rule is being put on public display on January 18, 2017, by the Office of the Federal Register and can be accessed at: It is expected that the final rule ...

  • Rachelle HollanderSenior Advisor of the Center for Engineering Ethics and Society Rtd.National Academy of Engineering
    Results from the 5th WCRI (World Conference on Research Integrity)

    PostedFriday, October 20, 2017 AT 9:49 AM

    The 5th WCRI conference website ( now contains videos of the keynote lectures ( and the PowerPoint slides of all presentations ( One result of the conference is a plan to develop the “Registry for Research on the Responsible conduct of Research” (RRRCR). See  The Netherlands Research Integrity Network website ( serves as a portal to resources in the field of research integrity and has many users outside the Netherlands.   

  • Research Fellow Opening at Ethics Center at Illinois Institute of Technology

    PostedMonday, February 29, 2016 AT 4:55 PM

    The Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions at Illinois Institute of Technology is looking for a research fellow to assist in enhancing its Ethics Code Collection and to explore the current and future roles of ethics codes within society, business, and technological innovation. The Ethics Codes Collection ( is a unique resource, comprising a curated collection of over 4,000 ethics codes and guidelines across a range of disciplines for over 40 years. With this project funded by the MacArthur Foundation, the collection will serve as a more dynamic global resource for informing ethical decision making in professional, entrepreneurial, scientific, and technological fields, and inform critical research into the advancement of ethical practices in a rapidly changing world.

    The research fellow will work with members of the Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions to develop a collection plan for the resource, build connections with ...

  • Postdoctoral Position in Ethics and Climate Change

    PostedFriday, March 31, 2017 AT 11:03 AM

    Postdoctoral Position in Ethics and Climate Change

    The University Center for Human Values (UCHV) and the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) at Princeton University invite applications for a fulltime postdoctoral research associate or more senior position working at the intersection of ethics and global change to contribute to the Climate Futures Initiative in Science, Values, and Policy (CFI) – a jointly supported research program. Our aim is to support a scholar whose research agenda focuses on the ethical dimensions of climate change, informed by knowledge of climate science and policy.  Applicants trained in moral and political philosophy, political theory, normative economics, and related areas are encouraged to apply.

    The incumbent will be expected to be an active contributor to CFI and, in concert with the program’s faculty leadership and steering committee, will play a central role in planning the group’s activities. He/she will be encouraged to ...

  • ORI offers RCR Instructor Workshop

    PostedThursday, August 17, 2017 AT 2:25 PM

    RCR Instructional Workshop

    Do you teach the responsible conduct of research?

    If the answer is "Yes," there's a special workshop designed especially for you.

    The Office of Research Integrity and the University of California San Diego are co-sponsoring a two-day, train-the-trainer workshop on September 12-13, 2017, in San Diego, California.  The workshop will address the many facets of RCR instruction, including assessment, engaging students, educational resources, and teaching strategies.

    EARLY BIRD RATE:  $500

    AFTER AUGUST 10:  $600

    Register Now at

    La Jolla Shores Hotel   
    8110 Camino Del Oro
    San Diego, California 92037
    United States  
    (855) 923-8058


    Comments from past participants

    “I was prepared to be impressed, but I was seriously impressed.”

    “I have been running RCR programs in my own silo for ...

  • On Being a Scientist - 3rd Edition & Video

    PostedThursday, October 1, 2015 AT 6:22 AM

    The third edition of On Being a Scientist reflects developments since the publication of the original edition in 1989 and a second edition in 1995. A continuing feature of this edition is the inclusion of a number of hypothetical scenarios offering guidance in thinking about and discussing these scenarios.
  • Rachelle HollanderSenior Advisor of the Center for Engineering Ethics and Society Rtd.National Academy of Engineering
    NSF Notice on RCR Training, 2017

    PostedTuesday, August 29, 2017 AT 11:42 AM

    NSF issued an Important Notice No. 140 to Presidents of Universities and Colleges and Heads of Other National Science Foundation Grantee Organizations on the Training in Responsible Conduct of Research – A Reminder of the NSF Requirement on August 17, 2017. It can be found here:


    In addition here is recent article on NSF and RCR:

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