Center for Academic Ethics

Current Events

Ethics in Scholarship (Responsible Conduct of Research) - REGISTER HERE for any/all sessions

All of the RCR sessions help to satisfy federal requirements for training in research ethics for students employed on NSF and NIH grants, and will contribute credit toward earning the Certificate for Ethics in Research and Scholarship.  Each session fits within the Part A requirement, unless otherwise stated. Most sessions targets graduate students, but all are welcome to attend.  Registration is required for all RCR sessionsFor further information on RCR sessions, email Ryan Solomon at

Ethical Data Management & Presentation

Thursday, September 20, 2018, 12:00-2:00 pm, Rod Library Room 287
Led by Helen Harton, Ph.D, Professor of Psychology, this session will present and discuss ethical issues in data storage and management, as well as how to ethically author and present your results using various methods of dissemination.  Sponsored by the Center for Academic Ethics and the Graduate College. 

Avoiding Plagiarism

This workshop will provide detailed instruction in how to appropriately acknowledge sources and avoid plagiarism of others' work as well as one's own.  Collaboration in authorship and appropriate dissemination will also be discussed.  Sponsored by the Center for Academic Ethics, the Graduate College, Rod Library, & the Academic Learning Center. 

Social Responsibility in Research

Thursday, October 4, 2018, 12:00-2:00 pm, Rod Library Room 287
Helen Harton, PhD., Professor of Psychology, will present and lead discussion on the ethical issues involved in conducting research projects involving human participants, animal care and use, and the potential impacts of research integrity or misconduct on communities and society.  Sponsored by the Center for Academic Ethics and the Graduate College. 

Ethics in Qualitative Research

Susan Etscheidt, Ph.D., Interim Department Head and Professor, Special Education will lead this research faculty panel discussion.  The workshop will help participants become acquainted with key ethical issues regarding integrity in authorship, data management, and collaboration in scholarship as they pertain to qualitative inquiries.  Ethical issues involved in conducting research with children with disabilities will also be covered.  Sponsored by the Center for Academic Ethics and the Graduate College. 

Social Media as a Research Recruitment Tool: Ethical Considerations and Guidelines for IRBs 

Monday, October, 22, 2018, 1:30pm – 3:00 pm, RSP Conference Room, 213 East Bartlett Hall
Using case studies from biomedical and social and behavioral research, this webinar will highlight pertinent ethical and practical considerations when evaluating the use of social media to recruit study subjects. Topics for discussion include: 1) Federal regulations pertaining to subject recruitment and their applicability to social media contexts; 2) Methods, tools, and processes for use by investigators and IRBs when developing social media recruitment techniques and evaluating them from an ethical perspective; 3) Key ethical principles of subject privacy and investigator transparency; and 4) Novel ethical aspects of social media recruitment, including compliance with website "terms of use," recruiting from online networks of research subjects, and ethical implications of online communication from and among study subjects.  This webinar was sponsored and originally recorded in February, 2017 by Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research (PRIMR).