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Workshop on Responsible Communication of Science

Date:    Friday, September 11, 2015   
Time:    9:15 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.   
Location:    TEOC Café, 4th Floor Lister Hill Library5   
Organizers:    Andrew W Brown and Amy Miskimon Goss   
Sponsors:    Nutrition Obesity Research Center
Office of Energetics   

This interactive workshop is designed to reinforce ethical research conduct and communication. The day will begin with light refreshments, followed by brief introductions of attendees and organizers. Dr. Brown will give an overview of UAB's research assurances including IACUC and IRB; UAB ethics policies; and Office of Research Integrity case studies. Dr. Goss will then guide the attendees through an interactive case study on research communication, in which attendees will make challenging decisions about communicating the results of a study as one of three characters: a post-doc, an assistant professor, or a tenured professor. During the lunch break, attendees will discuss the case study with individuals in the other roles. After lunch, the group will come back together to review the discussions in their groups and be debriefed about the case study. Dr. Brown will then tie the day's activities together in discussing how to reinforce research conduct through research communication.

There will be a pre- and post-survey used for research purposes provided before and after the case study. More information will be provided at the workshop.


Friday September 11, 2015    Moderator:   
9:15 a.m.-9:30 a.m.    Check-in/Coffee and refreshments   
9:30 a.m.-9:40 a.m.    Opening Remarks and Introductions
Amy Miskimon Goss   
9:40 a.m.-10:30 a.m.    Structure of UAB Research Assurances UAB Research Policies ORI Case Studies
Andrew W Brown   
10:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.    Responsible Communication of Research Case Study
Amy Miskimon Goss   
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.    Group breakout discussions and lunch   
12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.    Reconvening of full group and case-study wrap-up
Amy Miskimon Goss   
1:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.    Wrap-up and Concluding Remarks
Andrew W Brown   

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