Research Ethics Week
Research Ethics Week is an annual week-long series of college and department-led educational opportunities focused on professional development and best practices to promote, maintain, and model high standards of ethics and integrity in research.
Thank you to our colleges and departments for their participation in Research Ethics Week (March 4-8, 2019) and commitment to ethical research!
Therapeutic Misperceptions: Deficiencies of Understanding & Appreciation in Clinical Research
PRESENTED BY THE HUMAN RESEARCH PROTECTION PROGRAM AND THE CENTER FOR BIOETHICS
Friday, March 1, 12:15 - 1:30 p.m.
Moos Tower 2-690
Speaker: Bryan Sisk, MD, Clinical Pediatrics Fellow, Washington University
Clinical Pediatrics Fellow, Dr. Bryan Sisk of Washington University, will discuss the ways in which understanding and appreciation of information about clinical trials can be undermined. Dr. Sisk will offer a framework to assist researchers in managing challenges to the informed consent process. Watch recording of this session
Social Media Research Ethics: New Approaches and Best Practices
PRESENTED BY COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS TECHNOLOGIES AND INNOVATION SERVICES (LATIS) AND THE HUBBARD SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATION
Monday, March 4, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
420 B Bruininks Hall
Colin Agur, Associate Professor, Journalism and Mass Communication
Michael Beckstrand, CLA LATIS
Lee-Ann Breuch, Professor, Writing Studies, College of Liberal Arts
Cody Hennesy, Journalism and Digital Media Librarian, UMN Libraries
This interactive session will explore current and emerging challenges for the ethics related to the research of social media. Come join scholars from across the College of Liberal Arts to explore a series of case studies and discuss best practices.
Contact: Jennifer Coffman, firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Ethics Round Table Discussion: Applying Ethics to My Field of Study
PRESENTED BY THE COLLEGE OF DESIGN
Monday, March 4, 3:00 - 4:40 p.m.
274 McNeal Hall
Join a table of students and researchers in a guided discussion of the specific issues in your discipline. Participate in a large group discussion comparing and contrasting issues across disciplines.
Contact: Marilyn Bruin, email@example.com
Conflicts of Interest: Do They Still Matter?
PRESENTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
Monday, March 4, 3:35 - 4:35 p.m.
2-101 Nils Hasselmo Hall
Speaker: Brian Herman, PhD, Professor, College of Science and Engineering
Contact: Patrick Alford, firstname.lastname@example.org
Open Science: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
PRESENTED BY THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
Tuesday, March 5, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
325 Education Sciences Building
Kathleen Vohs, Land O’Lakes Chair of Marketing and reviewing board member for Science
Alan Love, Professor of Philosophy and Director, Minnesota Center for the Philosophy of Science
Two distinguished faculty members will share their individual scholarly perspectives on open science, including publishing and reviewing. What are we getting right when we talk about the reproducibility crisis and what are we getting wrong?
This is the second in a three-part collegiate series covering issues of open science.
Contact: Ellen Freeman, email@example.com
Ensuring Ethical Conduct of Research with an Up-to-Date Understanding of Research Compliance
PRESENTED BY THE COLLEGES OF PHARMACY AT UMD AND UMN-TWIN CITIES
Tuesday, March 5, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
1-451 Moos Tower and ITV to 302 Heller Hall in Duluth
Carolyn Fairbanks, PhD, Associate Dean for Research, CoP
Ben Clark, PhD, Assistant Director, IACUC
Gregory Parks, PhD, Assistant Director, Office of Biotechnology Activities Oversight (IBC, Stem Cell Research Oversight, Fetal Tissue Research)
Courtney Jarboe, MS MA CIP, Assistant Director, Human Research Protection Program
Dr. Fairbanks will give a short overview of the importance of maintaining ethical conduct of research with examples as to how good compliance serves to protect the subjects, the investigators, and the University. Each presenter will give a short 5-10 minute overview, including updates regarding IACUC, IBC, and IRB regulation and best practices. The presenters will then form a panel of experts and engage in dialogue with the community during the remaining half hour. Drs. Cory Goracke-Postle (Director of Research Implementation) and Rebecca Cuellar (College of Pharmacy Safety Officer) will facilitate discussion and be prepared to stimulate questions as needed.
Recruiting and Advising International Graduate Students: Ethical Issues
PRESENTED BY THE COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
Tuesday, March 5, 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
Keller Hall 3-180
Melissa Hill-Dongre, Director, Immigration Response Team
J. Patrick Briscoe, Export Controls and International Projects Officer
The presentation and discussion will focus on ethics and compliance issues related to international graduate students. What do faculty need to know about visas, practical training programs, and travel challenges (to name a few examples) to responsibly recruit and advise international students? What do faculty need to know about deemed export and other restrictions that may be placed on work carried out by international students? What's happening now with students from Iran, China, and certain other countries?
Contact: Joseph Konstan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Major Changes in Research Rules & Oversight: Making Progress or Creating New Problems?
PRESENTED BY THE CONSORTIUM ON LAW AND VALUES IN HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT & THE LIFE SCIENCES, MASONIC CANCER CENTER, AND OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT FOR RESEARCH
Wednesday, March 6, 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Speakers: See full list
Researchers and research participants across the country are facing big changes in the rules governing the ethical conduct of research. Many studies are affected, including those in basic science, biomedical research, the social sciences, and research with human participants. This conference features senior leaders from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Partners HealthCare, and Harvard University, who will analyze changes in oversight of emerging technologies, the Common Rule governing research with human participants, and the federal redefinition of “clinical trials” to cover more studies. Finally, a panel with community and local experts will join these speakers to debate the impact of these changes. This University of Minnesota Research Ethics Conference will be especially valuable for researchers, clinicians, study coordinators, oversight personnel, research participants, patient advocates, students, and trainees.
Contact: Kathryn Grimes, email@example.com
Ethics and Research Data Storage
PRESENTED BY THE HUMPHREY SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Wednesday, March 6, 11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Humphrey School - Room 215
Speaker: Lisa Johnston, UMN Libraries
This workshop will address issues such as data management and storage, data sharing agreements, and open data policies. The training will be integrated into a faculty meeting in order to maximize participation. IT staff will attend as well.
Contact: Carissa Slotterback, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ancillary Review Speed Mentoring
PRESENTED BY THE HUMAN RESEARCH PROTECTION PROGRAM
Wednesday, March 6, 1:30 p.m.
Mississippi Room, Coffman Union
Representatives from ancillary review groups, such as Fairview Research Administration and the Health Information Privacy and Compliance Office, will host a “Speed Mentoring” event to answer questions about their ancillary review processes.
Contact: Courtney Jarboe, email@example.com
Science Beyond Borders: International Research Collaborations, Travel, and Shipments
PRESENTED BY THE COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
Wednesday, March 13, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
125 AnSci/Vet Med, 1988 Fitch Avenue, St Paul Campus
Speaker: J. Patrick Briscoe, Export Controls and International Projects Officer, Research Compliance Office
Please join the College of Veterinary Medicine's Research Ethics Event as we host Pat Briscoe, the University's Export Controls and International Projects Officer, for an informative and interactive discussion about many of the key practical, ethical, and compliance considerations that arise during international research. Topics will include:
- Rules regarding exports and imports of microorganisms, sensors, and other sensitive items;
- Best practices for traveling with technology abroad;
- The University's International Travel Registry;
- Engaging with Cuba, Iran and other countries subject to economic sanctions; and
- Recent federal developments relating to the globalized demographics and operations
Part of the College of Veterinary Medicine's Caffeinated Conversations on Research series.
Contact: Kersten Warren, firstname.lastname@example.org
Supplemental Session on the Ethical and Practical Considerations of Open Data Sharing when Conducting Research with Human Participants
PRESENTED BY UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA LIBRARIES AND COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS TECHNOLOGIES AND INNOVATION SERVICES (LATIS)
Thursday, March 7 and Friday, March 8
Up to four, one-hour sessions over two days
Colleges and departments select location and time
Thursday, March 7, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
512B Bruininks Hall
Shanda Hunt and Caitlin Bakker, Health Sciences Libraries
Alicia Hofelich-Mohr, CLA LATIS
The University Libraries, in collaboration with LATIS, is offering a one-hour session on the ethical and practical considerations of open data sharing when conducting research with human participants. This session will supplement the conference on Wednesday, March 6, and enable colleges and departments to fulfill the requirement of providing faculty with an additional opportunity to focus on a topic related to the plenary sessions.
Session Description: Data sharing is becoming an increasingly prevalent and expected part of the research process. Funding agencies and journals are requiring that data underlying research reports and publications be made openly available, and researchers working with human subjects data are not necessarily exempt. The Libraries and LATIS will present on the conflicts that can arise when attempting to balance the protection of participant privacy with expectations for open data. Restrictive language in IRB protocols, consent forms, and participant agreements designed to protect privacy can limit researchers when sharing, storing, or archiving the resulting data. Ethically, what is the appropriate course of action?
Contact: Shanda Hunt, email@example.com
Information Security Awareness
PRESENTED BY THE OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
The University of Minnesota Information Security Awareness Team is available for consultations or trainings and will have a representative at the research ethics conference on March 6. Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by their table at the conference to learn more.