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ORI and Distinguished International Panel Present at #WCRI2015

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U.S. Office of Research Integrity Training Session
4th World Conference on Research Integrity, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Sunday, May 31, 2015


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.


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