Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Symposium and Workshop

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Past Events: RCR Symposia and Workshops

Below are the past RCR symposia and workshops materials. Feel free to use these materials for the RCR discussion. 

Case Studies: Plagiarism

This three-part symposium was fully virtual and explored aspects of plagiarism, especially pertaining to self plagiarism, through case studies, discussions, and a panel of experts.  

Case Studies: Conflict of Interest

This virtual symposium focused on the topic of conflict of interest and promoted discussion through case studies, small break-out groups, and a panel of experts.

Case Studies: Ethical Considerations about Genome Editing

This symposium focused on the topic of ethical considerations about genome editing and promoted discussion through case studies, small break-out groups, and a panel of experts.

Case Studies: Acquisition, Management, and Interpretation of Data in the Life Sciences

This symposium focused on the topic of data acquisition, management, and interpretation of data and promoted discussion through case studies, small break-out groups, and a panel of experts.

Case studies: Data Acquisition and Management
Opening lecture slides

This symposium was held in-person and lead through discussion and small break-out groups focusing on ethical issues involved in the management, acquisition, and sharing of research data.

This undergraduate symposium focused on the complex topic of authorship through the principles of RCR, case studies, discussion groups, and a panel of experts to better understand the topic. 

Case Studies: Industry-Funded Research

This symposium focused on public trust in industry-funded research and promoted discussion of the topic through case studies, small break-out groups, and a panel of experts. 

Case studies for Engineering Students

This workshop addressed RCR issues relevant to Ph.D. students in Engineering and included reviewing, analyzing, and discussing case studies concerning authorship, data integrity, experimental analysis, and human subject research.

This event focused on ways to improve research practices. It included a lecture, panel, discussions, and workshops on easy, practical steps to increase the reproducibility of your research using the COS's Open Science Framework (OSF). More information can be found here.

Case studies: Rigor and Reproducibility

Other Resources for Rigor and Responsibility in Research

The symposium focused on ethical issues regarding rigor and reproducibility in research, specifically in the life sciences, and used case studies, discussion groups, and a panel of experts to better understand the topic.

Case Studies: Data Management

This undergraduate symposium focused on data acquisition, management and interpretation, specifically in the life sciences, and used case studies, discussion groups, and a panel of experts to better understand the topic. 

Case Studies: Plagiarism

Slides from Opening Lecture

Opening Lecture Video

Panel Discussion Video

Resources related to plagiarism

This symposium focused on the topic of plagiarism and promoted discussion through case studies, small break-out groups, and a panel of experts.

Case Studies: Ethnographic Research

This symposium focused on ethical questions around maintaining confidentiality and anonymity of research participants in ethnographic research and promoted discussion of the topic through case studies, small break-out groups, and a panel of experts. 

Case Studies: Authorship

Video: Opening lecture

Video: Panel and closing remarks

This symposium focused on ethical issues around authorship and promoted discussion of the topic through case studies, small break-out groups, and a panel of experts. 

Case Studies: Data Management and Ownership

The first Summer Undergraduate RCR Symposium focused on data management, manipulation, and ownership and was sponsored by the Summer Institute of Life Sciences (SILS). 

The second symposium hosted focused on issues related to conducting research with human subjects including research with biomaterials obtained from human subjects. 

This was the first RCR Symposium for Cornell students which focused on the topic of research misconduct in published and unpublished research.