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Research Integrity: Whose Rights? Whose Responsibilities? - Program

A symposium for graduate faculty, students, and alumni

Monday, February 25, 2008, 1:00-6:00 p.m.
Illini Union Rooms B & C



Richard Wheeler, Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate College
Illini Union Rooms B & C

1:10 p.m. Who Wrote My Paper? R&R in Academia

Dr. Drummond Rennie
Adjunct Professor of Medicine, University of California-San Francisco
Deputy Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association
Illini Union Rooms B & C

2:15 - 2:30 p.m. Overview

Charles F. Zukoski, Vice Chancellor for Research
Illini Union Rooms B & C

2:30 - 4:45 p.m. Resource Fair in South Lounge

- Division of Research Safety
- Graduate College
- Grants and Contracts
- Institutional Review Board
- Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Administration
- Office of Technology Management
- Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
- University Library
- Use of Animals

3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Concurrent 50-minute Focus Sessions

Each focus session begins at 3:00 p.m.and 4:00 p.m.

Session 1: Staying out of Jail: Why You Need to Know About Research Compliance Requirements (repeated at 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.)

Melanie Loots, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
Howard Guenther, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
Irene Cooke, Director, Division of Research Safety

Come and learn about regulatory requirements and resources in an entertaining, fun game format that allows all members of the audience to participate. This session provides an overview of the ethical considerations and regulatory compliance requirements for teaching and research on campus. It also provides information about campus resources that can assist you in avoiding violations, penalties, fines and jail time.

Session 2: Truth or Consequences: Responsible Data Reporting and Publication Practices

Michael Loui, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
C. Kristina Gunsalus, Special Counsel and Adjunct Professor of Law, Medicine and Business
Brad Brummel, Graduate Student in Psychology
Kerri Lynn Kristich, Graduate Student in Labor and Industrial Relations

3:00 p.m. -Ethical Issues in Authorship
When multiple researchers contribute to a project, and they prepare a manuscript that reports the project's results, who should be listed as the co-authors of the manuscript? Although authorship practices differ between disciplines, what ethical standards underlie authorship criteria? In this session, participants will engage in a short role-play scenario that highlights ethical issues in an authorship dispute.

4:00 p.m.-Data Management and Whistle-Blowing
Good research practices require that data be collected carefully, recorded accurately, and presented honestly. What should a researcher do when these standards appear to be violated by other researchers? In this session, participants will examine a scenario in which a graduate student considers how and whether to report the potential fabrication and falsification of data.

Session 3: Responsible use of Intellectual Property: Copyrights and Patents
(Repeated at 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.)

Lesley Millar, Director of Office of Technology Management
Delphine Kranz, Associate Director of the Office of Technology Management
Scott Walter, University Library

This session offers an overview of key concerns regarding copyrights and patents, including what is meant by "fair use" and copyright concerns for digital learning environments. In addition to understanding how to use the work of others responsibly, this session will also cover information about how to protect your own work.

5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Reception in Illini Union South Lounge