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Arm Yourself to Protect Your Research (and Reputation)

Kevin Mullane, Corporate Liaison and Ventures
  • Responsible Conduct of Research
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Room 107C/D

Your scientific credibility and career is dependent on publishing in top-tier journals but this pressure can result in what the National Academies of Science calls “detrimental research practices” (DRPs). While DRPs are not considered outright fraud, they affect 75 percent of scientists and account for 68 percent of article retractions. DRPs are so commonplace that the National Academies of Science deemed them more damaging to a research enterprise than overt fraud. Postdoctoral scientists are particularly vulnerable but few trainees are taught how to protect their research efforts.

Increasing the awareness of DRPs prepares researchers with skills to avoid falling into such practices. In this session, Kevin Mullane will cover DRPs, and their impact on experimental design and implementation.

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Gladstone Institutes Office of Postdoctoral and Graduate Affairs (OPGA)


The Responsible Conduct of Research program provides Gladstone’s scientific community opportunities to openly discuss ethical issues in scientific research and complete the requirements of the NIH policy. Courses are held every 2 months and cover a variety of topics on scientific ethics.

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