U.S. Office of Research Integrity Training Session
4th World Conference on Research Integrity, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Sunday, May 31, 2015
HANDLING RESEARCH MISCONDUCT ALLEGATIONS IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT
Session Objectives: The proposed one-day training session aims to familiarize participants with common issues and processes associated with handling allegations of research misconduct. Participants will acquire an in-depth understanding of common issues and themes, and, as members of working groups, will generate draft recommendations that could be adapted to diverse settings.
Presenters/Facilitators: (Dr. John Dahlberg, Dr. Susan Garfinkel, Ms. Zoë Hammatt, Dr. Nils Axelsen, Ms. Susan Zimmerman, Dr. Sun Ping, and Dr. Paul Taylor, and Professor Ragnvald Kalleberg).
9:00 – 9:15 Registration
9:15 – 9:45 Welcome and Introductions
9:45 – 13:00 Handling Research Misconduct Allegations in a Global Context: Universal Issues in Maximizing Fairness
9:45 – 10:15 Receiving an Allegation of Research Misconduct
10:15 – 10:30 Discussion
10:30 –11:00 Improving Institutional Systems for Conducting Research Misconduct Proceedings
11:00 – 11:15 Discussion
11:15 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 12:00 Ensuring an Adequate and Fair Hearing Process for Complainants/Respondents
12:00 – 12:15 Discussion
12:15 – 12:45 Ensuring Fairness in Notifications and Reporting (Funders, Journals, Regulators)
12:45 – 13:00 Discussion
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 Interactive Group Session*
All groups will receive the same scenario describing a hypothetical research misconduct allegation.
Group 1 will emphasize Receiving an Allegation of Research Misconduct, and will draft a plan of action for an appropriate process, taking diverse settings into account.
Group 2 will emphasize Improving Institutional Systems for Conducting Research Misconduct Proceedings, and will draft recommendations relevant to diverse institutional settings.
Group 3 will emphasize Ensuring an Adequate and Fair Hearing Process for Complainants/Respondents, and will draft recommendations that can be adapted to various settings.
Group 4 will emphasize Ensuring Fairness in Notifications and Reporting, and will draft recommendations with potential for universal application.
15:30 – 16:15 Group Presentations (10 minutes each)
16:10 – 17:00 Discussion and Concluding Remarks
* Number of groups/topics TBD based upon number of registrants.