Release Date:  March 22, 2000

NOTICE:  OD-00-022

Department of Health and Human Services

The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) in collaboration with the National 
Science Foundation (NSF), American Association for the Advancement of Science 
(AAAS), Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), and the National 
Institutes of Health (NIH) will convene a conference on "Research on Research 
Integrity" in the Washington metropolitan area on November 18-20, 2000, to 
discuss "emerging challenges for the responsible conduct of research."
Information on the conference can be found at

Abstracts for papers and poster sessions are due by April 30, 2000.  
Preference will be given to research on research integrity, but 
interpretative literature reviews, theoretical papers, and identification of 
research areas with high potential for addressing (1) the responsible conduct 
of research, (2) the promotion of research integrity, (3) the prevention of 
misconduct, and (4) the handling of allegations of scientific misconduct are 

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:  data recording, data 
retention, data analysis, quality control, and the management of 
laboratories; authorship, plagiarism and publication practices; the 
detection, reporting, and investigation of alleged misconduct; respondents, 
whistleblowers, mentoring, postdocs, lab technicians and career pressures; 
confidentiality, retaliation, and the incidence of misconduct; the 
development of normative standards, responsible conduct of research training 
and elements of a research environment that promote integrity; the role of 
professional associations and scientific societies in promoting integrity; 
collaborative research; and the differential opportunity to commit research 
misconduct across scientific disciplines.

Abstracts for papers and poster sessions are welcomed on programs to promote 
research integrity, ways to improve programs and assess their effectiveness, 
and research opportunities related to such programs.

Plans for the conference were discussed during a meeting on November 18-19, 
1999, in the Washington, D.C. area.  Researchers from the following fields 
participated:  management, biomedicine, organizational studies, deviant 
behavior, social psychology, and social studies of science.  Also attending 
were senior staff from the Association of American Medical Colleges, the 
National Institutes of Health, and the Federation of American Societies for 
Experimental Biology.

Abstracts for the November 2000 conference must include a summary of the 
proposed presentation (including a bibliography) of no more than 1,000 words, 
and a résumé or biographical sketch not to exceed 100 words.  Submissions by 
e-mail are strongly encouraged; if sent by regular mail please submit six 
copies.  Abstracts will be refereed by a panel of reviewers.  Successful 
applicants will receive a waiver of any registration fees.  The deadline for 
abstracts is April 30, 2000.  Successful applicants will be notified by June 
1, 2000.


For further information contact:

Nicholas Steneck, Ph.D.
Office of Research Integrity
5515 Security Lane, Suite 700
Rockville, MD 20852
Telephone:  (301) 443-2080

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