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. Research Ethics Week 2022 focused on the impact of COVID-19 on research ethics and took place with remote events February 28 - March 4.
February 28 - March 4, 2022
Thank you to our colleges and departments for their participation in Research Ethics Week events and in their commitment to ethical research!
PRESENTED BY THE COLLEGE OF DESIGN
Monday, February 28, 2022, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Speaker: Terresa Moses, Director, Design Justice
Racism Untaught presented concepts of racialized design – artifacts, systems, and experiences that perpetuate elements of racism – and use the Racism Untaught framework to unpack, reimagine, and create anti-racist design approaches. Racism Untaught was developed to address an identified gap in design education and industry to provide opportunities for participants to foster conversations in project-based learning environments focused on anti-racism to ensure new ideas, critical thinking, and forms of making racism untaught.
Contact Abimbola Asojo, firstname.lastname@example.org, with questions.
From Cancer to Covid-19, Does Science Self-Correct?
PRESENTED BY THE HORMEL INSTITUTE
Monday, February 28, 2022, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Speaker: Ivan Oransky, M.D.
Rapid publication of results—particularly on preprint servers—has grown dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic and has forced researchers, health care professionals, and journalists to grapple with the concept of reliable and actionable information. The pandemic has given rise to more than 200 retractions at the time of this writing. Is that cause for concern? My lens for this talk is more than a decade of experience reporting on retractions for Retraction Watch, including creating the world’s most comprehensive database of retractions, with more than 32,000 and counting.
Dr. Oransky is the editor in chief of Spectrum and distinguished writer in residence at the New York University’s Carter Journalism Institute where he teaches medical journalism in the Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program. He is one of two contributors to the Retraction Watch blog.
Authentic Research Partnerships: Pathways to Deeper Engagement and Equity
PRESENTED BY THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
Tuesday, March 1, 8:30 - 9:30 am
Speakers: Amy Hewitt, Director, Institute on Community Integration; Ann Masten, Regents Professor, Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Development, Distinguished McKnight University Professor
An interactive discussion on building strong research partnerships that lead to mutually beneficial outcomes and real impact. Amy Hewitt discussed her experiences engaging with people with disabilities and their families, and Ann Masten presented her work on risk and resilience with families experiencing homelessness. This session was recorded.
PRESENTED BY THE OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT FOR RESEARCH; CONSORTIUM ON LAW AND VALUES IN HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT & THE LIFE SCIENCES; MASONIC CANCER CENTER; CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE INSTITUTE, UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
Wednesday, March 2, 2022, 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Interdisciplinary experts shared how engagement and equity will shape the future of research ethics. National leaders discussed the challenges and benefits of enhanced engagement with historically underserved communities and how engagement can advance more equitable outcomes in precision medicine, environmental and global health, and neuroscience research. As a large, public, land-grant research university, we aimed to explore these vital issues with our faculty, staff, trainees, students, and community, as well as a national audience.
View more information for this event: z.umn.edu/researchethics2022
Contact the Consortium, email@example.com, with questions.
Publishing with Integrity: Principles and Perils in Academic Publishing
PRESENTED BY THE COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
Wednesday, March 2, 12:00 -1:30 p.m.
Speakers: Maxim C-J. Cheeran, BVSc, MVSc, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine; Andres Perez, DVM, PhD, Professor and Endowed Chair of Global Animal Health and Food Security, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, Director, Center for Animal Health and Food Safety, College of Veterinary Medicine; Kent Reed, MS, PhD, Professor and Interim Vice Chair, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences.
The College of Veterinary Medicine Office of the Associate Dean for Research hosted a panel discussion moderated by Andre Nault, veterinary librarian and adjunct assistant professor, Veterinary Population Medicine and Caitlin Bakker, MLIS, AHIP, director, Open Research and Publishing, University of Minnesota Libraries.
Topics included issues of authorship, conflicts of interest, intellectual property and data ownership, and open science. Panelists discussed common challenges encountered by authors and potential strategies or solutions to mitigate these challenges.
The panelists include CVM researchers with experience serving as an editor-in chief, editorial board member, and/or successful author of peer-reviewed publications.
Andres Perez serves as field chief editor for Frontiers in Veterinary Science, which ranks within the top five percent in terms of impact factor and third in terms of citations among journals in veterinary sciences.
Kent Reed currently serves on the editorial board of Genes (Animal Genetics and Genomics Section), Animal Genetics, and Animal Biotechnology, and is review editor for Frontiers in Physiology (Avian section). In the past, he served as associate editor for Poultry Science (Genetics section), as assistant and associate editor for Cytogenetic and Genome Research, and as a member of the editorial board for Biomedical Research International. He has published over 140 peer-reviewed articles in various disciplines.
Design in a Post-Pandemic World: Ethics and Ethical Dilemmas
PRESENTED BY THE COLLEGE OF DESIGN
Wednesday, March 2, 2022, 2:00 - 3:45 p.m.
Speaker: Allen S. Levine, Professor Emeritus and former Dean/VP, University of Minnesota
Design in a Post-Pandemic World is a discussion series that looks at how the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated changes already underway before the global crisis began; how those changes will likely affect our lives from now on; and how we can use the crisis to construct a more humane, equitable, and sustainable future. Each session begins with a brief introduction to the topic of the day, followed by large and small group discussions as a platform for practical futurism—to envision what could be and identify ways to move in more positive directions through collaboration and design.
This session examines ethics and ethical dilemmas. Featured speakers include Allen S. Levine, professor emeritus and former dean/VP, University of Minnesota, in conversation with Tom Fisher, series hosts and participants.
Contact Abimbola Asojo, firstname.lastname@example.org, with questions.
Sharing Research Data from Human Participants
PRESENTED BY THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS & UMN LIBRARIES
Thursday, March 3, 2022, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Speakers: Alicia Hofelich Mohr, LATIS, Valerie Collins, UMN Libraries, Shanda Hunt, UMN Libraries
Data sharing is a growing requirement from funders and journals, but sharing data collected from humans can present ethical and privacy challenges. Presenters addressed the importance of consent and de-identification, and how the Data Repository for U of M (DRUM) has been addressing these challenges through the updated Human Participant Data Policy. The discussion addressed data involving human participants that is subject to additional review to ensure that it meets the requirements for public sharing.
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The Ethics of Open Access and the Scholarly Publishing System
PRESENTED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA LIBRARIES
Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Speakers: Allison Langham-Putrow, Emma Molls, Amy Riegelman, Nancy Sims
Researchers face a lot of different pressures when making choices about where and how to publish their work—including whether and how to provide open access. In this session, presenters provided an overview of current elements of the scholarly publishing system and explored how those elements constrain and/or enable different author choices. We also highlighted the many ways authors can make their work open access without paying a fee.
Contact Kate Peterson, firstname.lastname@example.org or (612) 626-3746, with questions or to request a custom workshop for your class, unit, department, lab, etc.
Conflicts of Interest and Commitment
PRESENTED BY THE COLLEGE OF PHARMACY
Friday, March 4, 2022 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Speaker: Jon Guden, Office of Institutional Compliance
Host: Vadim Gurvich, College of Pharmacy's Institute for Therapeutics Discovery & Development
Contact Rebecca A.D. Cuellar, email@example.com, with questions.