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Research Integrity: Individual Decisions, Global Concerns

When Mar 03, 2014
from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
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Research Integrity: Individual Decisions, Global Concerns

Research integrity is a universal foundation of good research.  It is supported in the U.S. by a rather elaborate system of oversight mechanisms and instructional approaches.  Worldwide, however, it is subject to varying degrees of attention, and there are few standards that are accepted globally.  This variation can complicate the work of international research collaborations.  This talk draws on Melissa Anderson's empirical research on research integrity, in both domestic and international contexts.  It also reflects her role as the co-chair, with Sabine Kleinert of The Lancet, of the latest and upcoming World Conferences on Research Integrity. For an audio podcast preview, listen to The Rock's Podcasts.

Melissa S. Anderson


Melissa S. Anderson is associate dean of graduate educationand professor of higher education at the University of Minnesota.  Her work over the past 25 years has been in the areas of scientific integrity, research collaboration, and academy-industry relations, with particular attention to the research environment.  She was principal investigator of a study funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health on international research collaborations and co-editor, with Nicholas Steneck, of International Research Collaborations:  Much to be Gained, Many Ways to Get in Trouble (Routledge, 2010).  Professor Anderson serves on the Committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and on the editorial boards of Science and Engineering Ethics, the Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, and Accountability in Research.  She serves as co-chair, with Sabine Kleinert of The Lancet, of World Conference on Research Integrity (Montreal, May 5-8, 2013 and Rio de Janeiro, 2015).

Register for the event. Can't make it? You can view the streaming presentation on The Penn State University Library streaming website*.

Part of the Research Ethics Lecture Series.

This lecture is SARI@PSU approved for participation credit. This credit is only given to those who attend the live, on-campus lecture in person.


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*Not available for SARI@PSU credit.