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Responsible Conduct of Research

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2019 Agenda


Saturday, September 28, 8:30-9:15

Lessons Learned from Case Studies in Research Misconduct

This presentation will use case studies and lessons learned to discuss research integrity and the impact of wrongdoing on the research enterprise.  Proactive interventions aimed at raising awareness, promoting a culture of integrity, and encouraging the early detection and reporting of problems will be presented.  Approaches will be discussed for moving beyond a “reactive” mode of responding to misconduct to a “proactive” setting where all components of the research enterprise are engaged in, responsible for, and accountable to a community standard of integrity. 217
Presenter: Donna Kessler, PhD, Research Integrity Officer, 
Duke University

This presentation will use case studies and lessons learned to discuss research integrity and the impact of wrongdoing on the research enterprise.  Proactive interventions aimed at raising awareness, promoting a culture of integrity, and encouraging the early detection and reporting of problems will be presented.  Approaches will be discussed for moving beyond a “reactive” mode of responding to misconduct to a “proactive” setting where all components of the research enterprise are engaged in, responsible for, and accountable to a community standard of integrity. 217

Presenter: Donna Kessler, PhD, Research Integrity Officer, Duke University

Track: Responsible Conduct of Research 


Saturday, September 28, 9:20-10:05

Research Misconduct In Clinical Trials:  Landmark Cases and the Role of Journals

Ms. Parrish will discuss the landmark cases (i.e., those that highlighted the problem in a dramatic manner and prompted reform) of research misconduct and will also discuss journal activism in addressing allegations of research misconduct.  219

Presenter: Debra Parrish, JD, Partner, Parrish Law Offices 

Track: Responsible Conduct of Research


Saturday, September 28, 10:50-11:35

Becoming a SMART Whistleblower: Strategies for How to Respond to Suspicious Behavior and Suspected Wrongdoing

Dr. McIntosh will showcase how decision making strategies can be used to navigate situations when someone 1) receives an inappropriate request to engage in suspicious or questionable behavior, or 2) observes suspicious or questionable behavior. These social-cognitive decision-making strategies—seeking help, managing emotions, anticipating consequences, recognizing context, and testing assumptions—support effective information gathering, professional decision-making, and whistleblowing practices. Additional considerations for making the decision to become a whistleblower will also be discussed, including how to identify whether misconduct has occurred, deciding who to involve, and choosing a course of action.  221

Presenter: Tristan McIntosh, PhD, Instructor in Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine

Track: Responsible Conduct of Research 


Saturday, September 28, 11:40-12:25

Responsible Conduct of Research    

This presentation will explore factors that promote as well as hinder research compliance and integrity. Dr. Dubois will draw upon data from the first 85 participants in the PI Program, which serves investigators following professional lapses, and also draw from recent studies in the Bioethics Research Center (BRC) at Washington University, involving more than 1200 NIH-funded researchers. Finally,  Dr. Dubois will examine a series of lab management practices associated with research exemplars—practices that may help protect against research integrity violations. 223

Presenter: James DuBois, DSc, PhD, Director, PI Program & Center for Clinical Research Ethics, Washington University School of Medicine

Track: Responsible Conduct of Research