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Research Integrity and Consultation Program

In support of ethical research and innovation at Virginia Tech, the Division of Scholarly Integrity and Research Compliance announces spring semester offerings of webinars that satisfy regulatory requirements for the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

The individual half-day webinars each count for four hours towards the 8-hour in-person required research conduct training requirements.

Invited representatives from the Virginia Tech Office for Equity and Accessibility, Department of Statistics in the College of Science, Pamplin College of Business, and Office of the Ombudsperson in the Graduate School will discuss their roles in fostering an environment that promotes the responsible conduct of research.

Time and registration for the below offerings will be posted soon.

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Presented By: Scholarly Integrity and Research Compliance

Ethics and compliance are both integral components of Virginia Tech’s ability to conduct innovative and impactful research. While compliance is following the law, ethical decision-making is the process of making decisions that are consistent with professional values and ethical norms. This half-day webinar will cover the regulatory requirements for conducting human subjects research, as well as the process for identifying and managing conflicts of interest. There will also be discussions about the ethical obligation to protect research participants, the ethical issues concerning unidentified conflicts of interest, and the importance of mentor-mentee relationships in fostering an efficient and ethical research environment.

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Presented By: Scholarly Integrity and Research Compliance

Description: Ethics and compliance are both integral components of Virginia Tech’s ability to conduct innovative and impactful research. While compliance is following the law, ethical decision-making is the process of making decisions that are consistent with professional values and ethical norms. This half-day webinar will cover the regulatory requirements for conducting research with animals, as well as the process for ensuring the health and safety of all personnel working with biohazardous agents. There will also be discussions about the resources and requirements for keeping research data secure.

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Presented By: Scholarly Integrity and Research Compliance, Office for Equity and Accessibility, and the Department of Statistics

Description: Ethics and compliance are both integral components of Virginia Tech’s ability to conduct innovative and impactful research. While compliance is following the law, ethical decision-making is the process of making decisions that are consistent with professional values and ethical norms. This half-day webinar will cover the detrimental effects that bullying, harassment, and discrimination can have on the research environment. We will also cover statistical ethics and research misconduct.

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Presented By: Scholarly Integrity and Research Compliance, Pamplin College of Business, and the Office of the Ombudsperson

Description: Ethics and compliance are both integral components of Virginia Tech’s ability to conduct innovative and impactful research. While compliance is following the law, ethical decision-making is the process of making decisions that are consistent with professional values and ethical norms. This half-day webinar will cover engaging in and managing conflict in a constructive way. There will also be discussions about citations ethics and authorship ethics.

About the Research Integrity and Consulation Program

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) requires ethical decision-making. Research activities must follow applicable state and federal requirements, as well as Virginia Tech policies and procedures.

The Research Integrity and Consultation Program (RICP) develops and provides a comprehensive program of training experiences and learning opportunities to infuse ethics, and regulatory knowledge across the university. 

RICP also provides a research ethics consultation service that helps researchers to identify, analyze and resolve complex questions that arise during the development, conduct, and dissemination of research.

Research Ethics Consultation

A research ethics consultation may be requested by contacting the RICP director or clicking the button below:

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Kory Trott
Director, Research Integrity and Consultation Program
 integrity@vt.edu
540-231-3798