Herr to Offer Free Webinar on Research Misconduct
The campus community is invited to join Melody Herr, head of the Office of Scholarly Communications, for the webinar Research Misconduct: Definitions, Causes, and Responses from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11. The webinar is offered at no cost to attendees.
Research misconduct, according to the National Academies, costs the nation several hundred million dollars every year — yet the most significant cost is the loss of trust in researchers and their work. Both within the research community and across society, broken trust threatens the advancement of science. This webinar provides an overview of research misconduct — its definition, causes, and consequences — and empowers you to respond effectively if you suspect, detect or face pressure to commit misconduct.
Everyone who supports or participates in research shares responsibility for promoting integrity and addressing misconduct. This webinar targets library and information science professionals and research administrators, but anyone involved in research is welcome to attend. You do not need any prior knowledge or experience.
"We don't need a SWAT team of research police," Melody says. "Instead, we need agents of integrity — informed, concerned individuals who speak up for the values that we all share. The University of Arkansas can become a leader in trustworthy research."
This webinar is based on Herr's recent article in Science &Technology Libraries.
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Tomika Ferguson of Virginia Commonwealth University will present two lectures on Oct. 1, one on black women student-athletes and a second on safe spaces and visibility in the classroom.
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Lori Birrell has been appointed associate dean for Special Collections, and Joel Thornton has been appointed interim associate dean for Research and Learning.
Evan Michelson, program director at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, will discuss philanthropic support for research from 1:30-3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in room 504 of the Arkansas Union.