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The Responsible Researcher: Concience and Collaboration
A Sigma Xi Critical Issues Symposium
November 11 - 12, 2011
Raleigh Convention Center - Raleigh, North Carolina

The progress of science and public trust in research depend upon ethical research practices. Sigma Xi believes that integrity is vital to all stages of research—from conducting experiments to discussing results with the media.

This year, we explored scientific integrity from several angles in a series of special sessions at the 2011 Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and International Research Conference in Raleigh, N.C. Speakers and topics are listed below along with their presentations if available.

Preliminary List of Sessions and Speakers

Ethics & Integrity in Conducting and Reporting Research

Dr. Fred Grinnell
Founding Director of Ethics in Science and Medicine Program, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
If you would like a copy of Fred Grinnell's presentation, please contact us at meeting@sigmaxi.org

Peggy Fischer
Assistant Inspector General for Investigations, National Science Foundation
Research Integrity (PDF)

Dan Vallero
Adjunct Professor of Engineering Ethics, Duke University
Integrity: Metric of Research Success (PDF)

Interrelationship of Science, Culture, Religion and Ethics

William Steiner
Dean of the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management, University of Hawaii at Hilo

Introduction by Michael Crosby, Sigma Xi President, and William Steiner:

Brother Guy Consolmagno
Vatican Observatory

Panelist Brother Guy Consolmagno:

Stephen Rappaport
Knowledge Solutions Director, Advertising Research Foundation

Panelist Stephen Rappaport:

Peer Review Ethics: A Tale of Two Mindsets (PDF)

Peer Review and Authorship across Borders & Disciplines

Mohammed Noor
Professor of Biology, Duke University
A Necessary Evil: The Challenges of Peer Review From All Sides (PDF)

Melissa Anderson
Center for Bioethics, University of Minnesota
Authorship Across Borders (PDF)

David Resnik
Bioethicist, National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health
Importance of International Standards for Authorship, Publication and Peer Review (PDF)

Daniel Vasgird
Director of Research Integrity & Compliance, West Virginia University
RCR Standards Survey: Authorship (PDF)

Workshop: Challenges and Issues in Authorship

Stephanie Bird
Co-Editor-in-Chief of Science and Engineering Ethics

Communicating Science Through the Popular Media

Dennis Meredith
Science communicator including service at some of the country's leading research universities, including MIT, Caltech, Cornell, Duke and the University of Wisconsin, Author of Explaining Research
Communicating Science

Catherine Clabby
Associate Editor, American Scientist Magazine

Bora Zivkovic
Blogs Editor at Scientific American and science blogger

David Baron
Health & Science Editor, PRI's The World


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