Round 5 - 2006
ORI funded 4 projects in the fifth round of the RCR Resource Development Program. Each of the four projects was awarded $50,000 to create advanced level products for RCR. Projects are anticipated to be complete by September 2007 and available for free through ORI.
RCR Instructional Assessment Project
Saint Louis University
St. Louis University will develop a list of educational objectives for RCR and create a database of assessment items for RCR knowledge. A rigorous Delphi study will be performed using experienced RCR educators, administrators, and RCR researchers to develop objectives in 7 of the 9 RCR core areas. Upon completion, a battery of test items will be developed to address all objectives.
Teaching Research Integrity in Analysis and Reporting: A Web-site with Case-Based Vignettes
Harold Kincaid and Sara Vollmer
University of Alabama Birmingham
Two web-based courses will be created aimed to decrease questionable practices in data analysis. Specific topics covered include practices using power analysis, microarray analysis, reporting of outliers, and image data processing.
IACUC Animal Facility Inspections Training Module: “Virtual Walk-Through”
Wake Forest University Health Sciences
A computer-based training tool will be created to train IACUC inspectors. The tool will consist of interactive 360 degree panoramic images of animal facilities that provide real life visual training. Users find "hot spots" within each room to identify potential problems.
Multimedia Software to Ensure Responsible Laboratory Management Skills
A computer-based tool will be created to assist researchers establish laboratories. The tool will address budgeting, human resources, inventory and set up, future funding, and mentorship.