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Research Integrity Working Group Meeting

September 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


TDL is listening! You said you want to be an advocate for research integrity, so we’re starting a working group just for you.  The Research Integrity Working Group is your group: You choose the topics for conversation, you set the meeting schedule, and you choose the activities. 

Join us on September 15 via Zoom for the planning meeting.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
1:00pm – 2:30pm Central
Registration is required. Click here to register. Once you’ve registered, you will receive an email confirmation from Zoom with a personal link to join the meeting.

We’ll start by introducing a values-based approach to research integrity. Then we’ll break into small groups to discover ways we can work together to promote integrity in our own research, in our research assistance services, and in our instruction. 

  • Do you want to enhance existing instructional materials? 
  • Do you want to launch a campus-wide research integrity initiative? 
  • What do you want to accomplish?

Come, meet colleagues and forge collaborations on shared projects.

Meet the Facilitators

Dr. Bruce Herbert is Professor of Geology and currently serves as the Director of the Office of Scholarly Communications in the Sterling C. Evans library At Texas A&M University. Dr. Herbert is responsible for strengthening the Library’s efforts in scholarly communications and open access through engagement and collaboration with faculty across Texas A&M University.

Melody Herr, PhD, is Head of the Office of Scholarly Communications at the University of Arkansas. She conducts research and gives presentations on issues related to scholarly publishing, intellectual property, and research misconduct.


Before the kickoff meeting, you may want to familiarize yourself with core concepts and terminology related to research integrity. 

Research integrity topics: 

  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
  • Research Data Management
  • Sensitive Data (e.g., patient data, classified data, proprietary data)
  • Data Fabrication and Falsification
  • Image Manipulation
  • Plagiarism
  • Conflict of Interest / Conflict of Commitment
  • Advising / Mentoring
  • Stewardship of Resources
  • Authorship

Essential reading on research integrity:

Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy, et al. On being a scientist: A guide to responsible conduct in research. (2009) https://www.nap.edu/catalog/12192/on-being-a-scientist-a-guide-to-responsible-conduct-in

Herr, Melody. “Responding to Research Misconduct: A Primer for LIS Professionals” (2019)

Resources for teaching research integrity:

Turrens, Julio F., with Michael S. Springer. How to Train Undergraduates in Research Integrity and the Responsible Conduct of Research. Washington, DC: Council on Undergraduate Research, 2020.

NIH: https://oir.nih.gov/sourcebook/ethical-conduct/responsible-conduct-research-training
NIH case studieshttps://oir.nih.gov/sourcebook/ethical-conduct/responsible-conduct-research-training/annual-review-ethics-case-studies/research-cases-use-nih-community

Office of Research Integrity: https://ori.hhs.gov/
ORI case studies: https://ori.hhs.gov/rcr-casebook-stories-about-researchers-worth-discussing

Ethics Education Library: http://ethics.iit.edu/eelibrary/about
Ethics Education Library case studies: http://ethics.iit.edu/eelibrary/case-study-collection


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September 15
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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