From: The Division of Scholarly Integrity and Research Compliance, Office of Research and Innovation

In support of ethical research and innovation at Virginia Tech, the Division of Scholarly Integrity and Research Compliance announces fall semester offerings of webinars that satisfy regulatory requirements for the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. 

The individual half-day webinars each count for 4 hours toward the 8-hour in-person required research conduct training requirements. 

Invited representatives from the Virginia Tech Office for Equity and Accessibility, Department of Statistics in the College of Science, Pamplin College of Business, and Office of the Ombudsperson in the Graduate School will discuss their roles in fostering an environment that promotes the responsible conduct of research.

Webinar: Research Ethics and Compliance for Virginia Tech Researchers

Date: September 22, 2020

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Register: https://profdev.tlos.vt.edu/browse/researchdiscovery/courses/sirc13-092220

Presented By: Scholarly Integrity and Research Compliance

Ethics and compliance are both integral components of Virginia Tech’s ability to conduct innovative and impactful research. While compliance is following the law, ethical decision-making is the process of making decisions that are consistent with professional values and ethical norms. This half-day webinar will cover the regulatory requirements for conducting human subjects research, as well as the process for identifying and managing conflicts of interest. There will also be discussions about the ethical obligation to protect research participants, the ethical issues concerning unidentified conflicts of interest, and the importance of mentor-mentee relationships in fostering an efficient and ethical research environment.

 

Webinar: Research Ethics and Compliance for Virginia Tech Researchers 

Date: October 9, 2020

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Register: https://profdev.tlos.vt.edu/browse/researchdiscovery/courses/sirc13-100920

Presented By: Scholarly Integrity and Research Compliance

Description: Ethics and compliance are both integral components of Virginia Tech’s ability to conduct innovative and impactful research. While compliance is following the law, ethical decision-making is the process of making decisions that are consistent with professional values and ethical norms. This half-day webinar will cover the regulatory requirements for conducting research with animals, as well as the process for ensuring the health and safety of all personnel working with biohazardous agents. There will also be discussions about the resources and requirements for keeping research data secure.

Webinar: Research Ethics and Compliance for Virginia Tech Researchers 

Date: October 22, 2020

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Register: https://profdev.tlos.vt.edu/browse/researchdiscovery/courses/sirc13-102220

Presented By: Scholarly Integrity and Research Compliance, Office for Equity and Accessibility, and the Department of Statistics

Description: Ethics and compliance are both integral components of Virginia Tech’s ability to conduct innovative and impactful research. While compliance is following the law, ethical decision-making is the process of making decisions that are consistent with professional values and ethical norms. This half-day webinar will cover the detrimental effects that bullying, harassment, and discrimination can have on the research environment. We will also cover statistical ethics and research misconduct.

Webinar: Research Ethics and Compliance for Virginia Tech Researchers 

Date: November 17, 2020

Time: 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Register: https://profdev.tlos.vt.edu/browse/researchdiscovery/courses/sirc13-111720

Presented By: Scholarly Integrity and Research Compliance, Pamplin College of Business, and the Office of the Ombudsperson

Description: Ethics and compliance are both integral components of Virginia Tech’s ability to conduct innovative and impactful research. While compliance is following the law, ethical decision-making is the process of making decisions that are consistent with professional values and ethical norms. This half-day webinar will cover engaging in and managing conflict in a constructive way. There will also be discussions about citations ethics and authorship ethics.

For questions, please contact: Kory Trott, director, Research Integrity and Consultation, Scholarly Integrity and Research Compliance,  540-231-3798, KTrott@vt.edu.