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The following was published in ORI's November 2014 Newsletter.


Research Integrity Officer Boot Camps
Washington, D.C., co-sponsored by the University of Virginia
March 29 – April 1, 2015
New York City, co-sponsored by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
April 12 – 15, 2015

RIOs are responsible for administering institutional policies and procedures for handling research misconduct allegations involving U.S. Public Health Service (PHS)research funds. ORI’s RIO Boot Camp training program is unique in providing formalized training for RIOs and their legal counsel. Please contact Tracey Randolph to add your name to ORI’s Boot Camp waiting list: Tracey.Randolph@hhs.gov.

Research Integrity in Asia and the Pacific Rim

As the level of research collaboration across Asia and the Pacific Rim increases, more and more institutions are seeking to strengthen their systems for managing research misconduct, particularly given the recent rise in highly publicized misconduct cases.More than 100 institutions in the region receive PHS research funds and are thus required to comply with U.S. regulations. As a follow up to initial planning efforts for a meeting at the University of Hawaii and an informal meeting with about 20 participants at the 3rd World Conference on Research Integrity in Montreal in May 2013, ORI and the University of California, San Francisco are co-hosting a planning meeting in February 2015 that will include representatives from throughout Asia and the Pacific Rim. Invited attendees will plan for a larger meeting in the autumn of 2015, with the goal of bringing together institutional officials from the region for training in handling research misconduct allegations and promoting research integrity. Contact: Tracey.Randolph@hhs.gov.

Research Misconduct in Clinical Research

In January 2013, ORI, the Office for Human Research Protections, and the Food and Drug Administration co-hosted a meeting of Institutional Review Board (IRB) Chairs and Research Integrity Officers in Washington, D.C. to discuss how best to handle allegations of research misconduct in clinical research. That meeting gave rise to a working group that contributed to the recent publication by Barbara E. Bierer and Mark Barnes in the Hastings Center Report http://www.thehastingscenter.org/Publications/HCR/Detail.aspx?id=6972). To build upon this momentum, ORI and Johns Hopkins University are co-hosting a planning meeting in December 2014 to develop an agenda for the 2nd IRB/RIO conference to be held in the D.C. area in June 2015. Contact: Tracey.Randolph@hhs.gov.

4th World Conference on Research Integrity

The World Conference on Research Integrity (WCRI), which ORI has supported since its inception, is the premiere global forum for the discussion of research integrity issues. Conferences have been held in Lisbon, Singapore, and Montreal (2007, 2010, and 2013), with attendance from more than 50 countries around the world. The theme of the 4th WCRI, May 31 - June 3, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is “Research Rewards and Integrity: Improving Systems to Promote Responsible Research.” The conference is co-chaired by Melissa Anderson, Ph.D. and Sabine Kleinert, M.D. As a member of the Advisory Board, DEI Director Zoë Hammatt attended a Planning Committee meeting in Minneapolis in October. For more information, visit http://www.wcri2015.org.

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