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The Role of Research Integrity in Promoting Excellence:
Tools for College and University Leaders

Agenda

Day 1: Wednesday, May 22, 2019
7:30 – 8:30am
Continental Breakfast and Registration

8:30 – 8:50am
Welcome and Background

Jay Walsh, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research, Northwestern University

Wanda Jones, Dr.P.H.
Interim Director, Office of Research Integrity, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Jeff Engler, Ph.D.
Vice President, Special Projects, Council of Graduate Schools

John Carfora, Ed.D., CCEP
Subject Matter Expert, Office of Research Integrity, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

8:50 – 9:50am
Keynote: Institutional Roles and Responsibilities for Promoting Research Integrity

Michael Lauer, M.D.
Deputy Director for Extramural Research, National Institutes of Health

9:50 – 10:30am
Assessing Research Culture
This session lays out the foundation of measuring and understanding institutional norms that affect research integrity.

Brian Martinson, Ph.D.
Senior Research Investigator, Health Partners Institute

Katie Echols, Ph.D.
Director of Research Analysis and Support, Mississippi State University

10:30 – 10:45am
Break

10:45am – 12:00pm
Perspectives on How to Promote Research Integrity
Senior research officials play different roles in promoting research integrity.This session provides perspectives from the roles of Vice Presidents for Research, Deans, and Research Integrity Officers and how each these officials can work together to promote research integrity and reputation at their institutions.

The VPR’s Perspective
Gary Ostrander, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research, Florida State University

The Dean’s Perspective
Judith Stoddart, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean, Graduate School, Michigan State University

The VPR and Research Integrity Officer Partnership
Jay Walsh, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research, Northwestern University
Lauran Qualkenbush
Director, Office for Research Integrity and Research Integrity Officer, Northwestern University

12:00 – 1:00pm
Lunch

1:00 – 1:45pm
Keynote: Fostering a Culture of Integrity
Provost McPheron will discuss how The Ohio State University has made sweeping changes to enhance the institution’s research culture.

Bruce A. McPheron, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President & Provost, The Ohio State University

1:45 – 2:45pm
Case Studies and Strategies for Changing Culture
This session delves into Duke University’s comprehensive approach to promoting research integrity.  Faced with high-profile research misconduct cases, Duke University leaders took extraordinary measures to further enrich their culture of scholarly integrity, which included a robust training program and the creation of a new position to maintain scientific integrity.

Lawrence Carin, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Research, Duke University

Geeta Swamy, M.D.
Vice Dean and Associate Vice Provost for Scientific Integrity​, Duke University School of Medicine

2:45 – 3:00pm
Exercise: Identification of Key Research Integrity Challenges
This session will be used to identify the themes and give instructions for the breakout session.
3:00 – 3:10pm
Break
3:10 – 4:20pm
Breakout Sessions: Working Groups to Identify Solutions for Research Integrity Challenges
4:20 – 4:30pm
Regroup in Main Hall
4:30 – 5:20pm
Group Presentations

5:20 – 5:25pm
Closing Remarks

Jeff Engler, Ph.D.
Vice President, Special Projects, Council of Graduate Schools

5:25 – 7:00pm
Reception
Hosted and Sponsored by Northwestern University
Day 2: Thursday, May 23, 2019
7:30 – 8:30am
Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 9:10am
Keynote: What Does It Mean to “Invest in Research Integrity”?

Jay Walsh, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research, Northwestern University

9:10 – 10:00am
Investing in Research Integrity (Part One)
Effective Education and Training for the Next Generation of Research Leaders

John Klingensmith, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs​, Duke University School of Medicine

Tom Reynolds, Ph.D.
Dean, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

10:00 – 10:10am
Break

10:10 – 11:00am
Investing in Research Integrity (Part Two)
Tools for Improving Communication, Socialization, Reproducibility and Data Integrity

G. Michael Purdy, Ph.D. 
Executive Vice President for Research, Columbia University

Naomi Schrag, J.D. 
Vice President for Research Compliance, Training, and Policy, Columbia University

11:00am – 11:25pm
Investing in Research Integrity (Part Three)
Engaging faculty across disciplines to promote an institutional culture of research integrity

Frances Lawrenz, Ph.D. 
Associate Vice President for Research, University of Minnesota

11:25am – 12:00pm
Research Integrity:  A Social-Behavioral Research Perspective for Academic Leaders 
NSF funds basic research in social and behavioral sciences and in “Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM.”  Dr Korsmo will present results of NSF-funded research projects that may shed light on promising practices.​

Fae Korsmo, Ph.D.
Senior Advisor, Office of the Director, National Science Foundation​

12:00 – 1:00pm
Lunch

1:00 – 1:45pm
Resources for Promoting Research Integrity
This session highlights existing resources and program for promoting research integrity and handling research misconduct that are available to all institutions.

RIO Boot Camps and RCR Instruction Workshop
Wanda Jones, Dr.P.H.
Interim Director, Office of Research Integrity

Professionalism & Integrity in Research Program
James Dubois, D.Sc., Ph.D.
Director, Center for Clinical Research Ethics, Washington University in St. Louis

Council of Graduate Schools – Resources for Graduate Schools
Jeff Engler, Ph.D.
Vice President, Special Projects, Council of Graduate Schools

1:45 – 2:00pm
Closing

Jay Walsh, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research, Northwestern University