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Regional Ethics Conference at UNI

3rd Biennial Cedar Valley Conference on Ethics:  Ethics and Social Responsibility

Friday, September 22, 2017  (with special pre-conference sessions to be held Thursday, September 21st)

University of Northern Iowa, Maucker Union Ballrooms


Training in Human Subjects Protections - REGISTER HERE

IRB Training for Undergraduates

Thursday, September 14, 2017, 3:00-5:00 pm, Oak Room, Maucker Union
Sponsored by Office of Research & Sponsored Programs and the UNI Honors Program

IRB Training for Graduate Students

Monday, September 18, 2017, 2:00-4:00 pm, ScholarSpace, Rod Library 301
Sponsored by Office of Research & Sponsored Programs and the UNI Graduate College

These two sessions will cover the ethical principles and regulations regarding research involving humans, including the UNI Institutional Review Board (IRB) review process and procedures.  The workshop targets students, but anyone at UNI is welcome to register and attend.

Registration is required.

For further information on IRB Training, visit the IRB Training page or email anita.gordon@uni.edu.


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.  Most sessions targets graduate students, but all are welcome to attend.  Registration is required for all RCR sessionsFor further information on RCR sessions, email Emma Welch at welche@uni.edu. 

Ethical Data Management & Presentation

Monday, September 25, 2017, 2:00-4:00 pm, Oak Room, Maucker Union

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. This fits Part A of the certificate.

Ethics in Qualitative Research

Monday, October 2, 2017, 3:00-4:00 pm, Multipurpose Room, Rod Library 324

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.  Sponsored by the Center for Academic Ethics and the Graduate College. This fits Part A of the certificate.

Avoiding Plagiarism

Date/Time/Location TBA

Taught by Deanne Gute from the Academic Learning Center and Ellen Neuhaus from Rod Library, this workshop will focus primarily on how to avoid plagiarism of others' work as well as one's own, but will also touch on collaboration in authorship and appropriate dissemination.  Sponsored by the Center for Academic Ethics, the Graduate College, Rod Library, & the Academic Learning Center. This fits Part A of the certificate.

Social Responsibility in Research

Monday, October 16, 2017, 2:00-4:00 pm, ScholarSpace, Rod Library 301

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. This fits Part A of the certificate.

Teaching Research Ethics - Faculty RCR Workshop

Monday, November 6, 2017, 1:30-3:00 pm, ScholarSpace, Rod Library 301

Helen Harton, Ph.D., will share tips and best practices for teaching the responsible conduct of research (RCR) to graduate and undergraduate students. Based in part on training offered by the Office of Research Integrity, this workshop will present the latest research findings on effective strategies for engaging students in active learning about ethical issues, and share resources, links to case studies, and other information that will assist instructors in addressing research integrity in their courses and/or offering their own research integrity trainings and workshops.  This session targets faculty members, but anyone interested in RCR education is welcome.  Sponsored by the Center for Academic Ethics and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.