At the beginning of May, PRIM&R shared a blog post by Ross Hickey and Jennifer Karlin about the importance of responsible conduct in research (RCR) and the efforts, spearheaded by MeRTEC, to build capacity in the field of research integrity. MeRTEC is currently seeking input from research integrity stakeholders to capture the breadth, depth, and interconnectedness of an RCR research agenda. Anyone can participate in this endeavor by completing their survey. The survey closes Sunday, June 25. We encourage you to share the link widely. Read more
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The University of Southern Maine's Maine Regulatory Training and Ethics Center (MeRTEC), with support from HHS’ Office of Research Integrity, is working to build capacity in the field of research integrity by expanding the community of researchers studying responsible conduct of research (RCR), drafting and building buy-in for an RCR research agenda, and enhancing what we know about RCR training. These efforts aim to enhance the RCR knowledge base and strengthen our ability to communicate the positive results of a culture of research integrity. Read more
This week’s Research Ethics Roundup examines the best ways to stop research fraud, the National Institutes of Health’s workshop reviewing the ethics of nonhuman primate research, a large-scale data collection effort in New York, and an interview with the CEO of a biospecimen collection company.
Stop Ignoring Misconduct: In a Nature comment piece, Donald S. Kornfeld and Sandra L. Titus argue that irreproducibility of research results is the result of flawed research practices and fraud, and go on to note that “current initiatives to improve science dismiss the second factor.” To resolve the problem, they recommend several different approaches: new [...] Read more