Q4RE 2017 – Agenda

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Registration Ended Friday, July 21, 2017

2017 Quest for Research Excellence Conference

Monday, August 7, 2017


Welcome Address: George Washington University, Office of Research Integrity and Public Responsibility In Medicine & Research (PRIM&R)


Keynote Session: Sir Philip Campbell, Editor-in-Chief of Nature and Nature Research

Fakes and Fallacies: The Responsible Conduct of Research and Research Dissemination in a Fast-Changing Landscape





Plenary Session I: Communicating Science in 2017

Veronique Kiermer, Ph.D. (Public Library of Science)
Rebecca Lawrence, Ph.D. (F1000)
Jennifer Lin, Ph.D. (Crossref)
Ivan Oransky, M.D. (New York University / RetractionWatch)

Moderator: Elizabeth Wager, Ph.D. (Research Integrity and Peer-Review)


Working Lunch: Discussion of Hot Topics in Publications


Plenary Session II: Addressing Research Misconduct: It's Everyone's Job

Dave Hudson, Ph.D. (University of Virginia)
Jim Kroll, Ph.D. (National Science Foundation)
Lauran Qualkenbush (Northwestern University)
Patricia Valdez, Ph.D. (National Institutes of Health)

Moderator: Sheila Garrity, J.D., M.P.H., M.B.A. (George Washington University)




Breakout Sessions: Research Misconduct

Session A: Overlapping Issues: Research Misconduct and RCR Trainers and Institutional Culture

Sheila Garrity, J.D., M.P.H., M.B.A. (George Washington University)

Session B: Overlapping Issues: Research Misconduct and Journal Editors, Publishers, and Sponsors

Dave Hudson, Ph.D. (University of Virginia) and Patricial Valdez (NIH)

Session C: Overlapping Issues: Research Misconduct and Institutional or External Counsel

Jim Kroll, Ph.D. (National Science Foundation) and Lauran Qualkenbush (Northwestern Univ,)


Networking Reception & Poster Viewing

Tuesday, August, 8, 2017


Featured Talk: Allison Lerner, NSF Inspector General

Title TBA


Plenary Session III: Engaging Your Counsel Early: A Tragedy Averted in Three Acts

Anne Ackenhusen, J.D. (University of Washington)
Mark Barnes, J.D. (Ropes & Gray, LLP)
Fara Damelin, J.D. (National Science Foundation)
Linda Schutjer, J.D. (Colorado State University)

Facilitator: Kenneth Busch, J.D.




Breakout Sessions

Session A: Motivation and Intention in Research Integrity Proceedings

Mark Barnes, J.D. (Ropes & Gray, LLP)
Paul S. Thaler, J.D. (Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman, P.C.)

Session B: Data: It's What Drives Discoveries (and Investigations)

Holly J. Falk-Krzeninski, Ph.D. (Elsevier)

Michael F. Huerta, Ph.D. (National Library of Medicine, NIH)

Frederick W. Luthardt, D.B.E., M.A. (Johns Hopkins School of Medicine)

Session C: Research Integrity on an International Scale

Lida Anestidou, D.V.M., Ph.D. (NASEM);

Sergio Litewka, M.D., M.P.H. (University ofMiami);

Nick Steneck, Ph.D. (University of Michigan).

Moderator: Elizabeth Heitman, Ph.D.(University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center)

Session D: Breaking Down the Silos in RCR Training

Patricia Alt, Ph.D. (Towson University) and Mary Louise Healy (Johns Hopkins)

Aurali Dade, Ph.D. (GeorgeMason University);

Sharon Shriver, Ph.D. (PRIM&R).

Moderator: Debra Schaller-Demers, MSOM (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)


Working Lunch

Featured Talk by Brian Martinson & Sara Wilson, Committee on Responsible Science, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM).

Presentation of NASEM’s April 2017 Report on Scientific Integrity


Plenary Session IV: The Challenges & Opportunities of RCR Training

Moderator: Sharon Shriver, Ph.D. (Public Responsibility In Medicine & Research)

The Dynamic Nature of Research Calls for Open-Ended RCR Education

Elizabeth Heitman (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center)

Assessing the Environment for Research Integrity to Drive RCR Education

Carol Thrush (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences)

Promoting RCR in the Field

Manya Magnus (The George Washington University)




Breakout Sessions

Session A: Dancing Through Parallel Proceedings Without Stepping on Toes 

Mark Barnes, J.D. (Ropes & Gray, LLP)

Panel discussion led by Elisabeth Christensen, J.D. (NSF-OIG)

Ginna Ingram, J.D., C.F.E. (NSF-OIG)

Aaron Manka, Ph.D. (NSF-OIG)

Dan Sigal, J.D. (NSF-OIG)

Session B: Discussion of NASEM’s April 2017 Report on Scientific Integrity

Brian Martinson, Ph.D. (Health Partners ResearchFoundation)
Sara Wilson, Ph.D. (University of Kansas)

Session C: Post-Publication Commentary: Is Sunlight the Best Disinfectant?

Boris Barbour, Ph.D. (PubPeer);
Emilie Marcus, Ph.D. (Cell, Elsevier);
Maryann Martone, Ph.D. (Hypothes.is)



Wednesday, August 9, 2017


Plenary Session V: Open Science: Challenges & Opportunities for Science & Research Integrity

Presentations followed by a panel discussion

Peter Doshi, Ph.D. (University of Maryland / BMJ)
Brian Nosek, Ph.D. (University of Virginia / Center for Open Science)
Carrie Wolinetz, Ph.D. (National Institutes of Health)

Moderator: Heather Pierce, J.D. (Association of American Medical Colleges)




Conference Debrief


Boxed Lunch Exit


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