Center for Academic Ethics

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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

Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 3:00-4:15 pm, ScholarSpace (Rod Library Room 301)
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 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. 

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). 

Ethics in Qualitative Research

Monday, October 29, 2018, 3:00-4:00 pm, Maucker Union, Presidential Room

This faculty panel discussion will help participants become acquainted with key ethical issues involved in qualitative research and scholarship. C. Kyle Rudick will present on Krumer-Nevo's work framework for conducting qualitative research in ways that do not Other participants. He will discuss concepts of objectification, de-contextualization, and de-historization, and de-authorization, and how to evaluate one's own or other's research using these criteria. Kamryn Warren will address ethical considerations and best practices surrounding ethnographic research on forced migration and refugee experiences both domestically and abroad. Susan Etscheidt will present several propositions and proposals for achieving the ethical ideals of autonomy, beneficence, and justice in research with students with disabilities. She will discuss sustaining parental permission and child assent throughout the research process and explore how a presumption of competence can guide researchers to actively involve children with disabilities in research. The session will help to satisfy the requirements for research ethics training for students employed on NSF and NIH projects. This session targets graduate students, but all are welcome to attend. Sponsored by the Center for Academic Ethics and the Graduate College.