US Office of Research Integrity 01/2013 Update

The U.S. Office of Research Integrity (ORI) wishes the research community a happy new year. We were productive in the past year and expect the upcoming year to be filled with activities.

New Interactive Video on Clinical Research Slated for 2013
In February 2011, ORI launched "The Lab," an interactive training video on the handling and prevention of research misconduct in laboratories. Each week, hundreds of learners watch "The Lab," which is available for free on the ORI website.  With the success of this program, ORI has joined forces with the Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) to pursue the development of a second training product. This time, the focus is on clinical research and social science research. A Beta version of one of the playable characters will be available in early 2013, and the full version is expected by October 2013. Read More...
"The Lab" Now Available in Chinese
A version of "The Lab" with Chinese subtitles has been released on the ORI website.  This version is intended to make the interactive video more accessible to the thousands of Chinese researchers in the U.S. as well as researchers in China who may likely come to the U.S. or participate in NIH-funded studies abroad. ORI is planning more translations in the future.
Misconduct Cases for 2012
ORI closed a number of cases that resulted in findings of research misconduct last year:  Cases involving Terry Elton, Paul Muchowski, and Shuang-Qing Zhang were closed in December 2012.
  • * Elton, Terry S.
  • Francis, Peter
  • Hauser, Marc
  • Jian Ma
  • Kim, Sinae
  • Mayack, Shane
  • Miller, Michael W.
  • * Muchowski, Paul J.
  • Ravindranath, Mepur H.
  • Smart, Eric J.
  • Thiruchelvam, Mona
  • Zach, Calleen S.
  • * Zhang, Shuang-Qing

* Closed in December 2012

ORI Partners with Johns Hopkins Medicine for 2013 Annual Conference
ORI and Johns Hopkins Medicine are co-sponsoring a conference, which will be held in Baltimore, MD, on April 3-5, 2013.   Entitled "Reassessing Research Integrity," the meeting will take a look at the past, present, and future of research integrity.  Participants will be challenged to examine and evaluate the effectiveness of responsible conduct of research (RCR) training and explore what the future holds for RCR.  Research Integrity Officers (RIOs) and other institutional officials will benefit from an in-depth look into the handling of allegations of research misconduct.
ORI Blog: "Why Remediate Researchers? A Response to Concerns"
James Dubois, Ph.D., explains the principals and reasoning behind the RePAIR Program.  RePAIR provides rehabilitative training to researchers who have engaged in misconduct or questionable research practices.
ORI's Newsletters Focuses on Plagiarism (PDF)
Headlines include:
  • Plagiarism in the Digital Age
  • Plagiarism: The Human Solution
  • Plagiarism Among Undergraduate Students in an Online Course
  • Textual Plagiarism: How Should It Be Regarded?
  • Coping with Plagiarism in the Croatian Medical Journal
  • Preventing and Correcting Plagiarism in the Serbian Biomedical Literature
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