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Investigator Series

The Division of Scholarly Integrity and Research Compliance’s Investigator Series provides researchers with a peer-to-peer forum to share ethical considerations that they make during the design, conduct and dissemination of their research. This style of learning opens the door to new perspectives and meaningful conversations in the pursuit of research excellence.  

Investigator Series webinars are typically 1-hour  and  are open to all Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff.

All Investigator Series presentations provide in-person Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training credit hours towards the National Institutes of Health (NIH) 8-hour in-person RCR training requirement.

Previous Investigator Series presentations can be found on the Investigator Series video page. NOTE: Viewing previously recorded Investigator Series presentations does not provide credit hours towards the NIH’s in-person RCR training requirement.

Upcoming Investigator Series Events

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Research Integrity and Scholarly Excellence Lecture Series

Each semester, the Division of Scholarly Integrity and Research Compliance invites a notable
scholar or subject matter expert to share their ideas on ethical issues that are shaping the future of
scholarship and the research enterprise. The goal of the RISE Lecture Series is to foster ethical
scholarship, explore a diversity of perspectives about the roles and responsibilities of scholars and
researchers, and reflect on the ethical impact of our work in the modern world.

2022-2023 Academic Year Focus

Research performed at Virginia Tech has the potential to inform policies that will impact communities
within the Commonwealth and around the world. As a result students, faculty and staff at Virginia Tech
have a responsibility to conduct and communicate their scientific work with integrity and objectivity.
Conversely, policy has the power to influence the design, conduct, and dissemination of research. This
academic year the RISE Lecture Series and the Investigator Series will explore the reciprocal relationship
between research, innovation, and policy.

Upcoming Research Integrity and Scholarly Excellence Lecture Series Events

Past events may be viewed on the RISE Lecture video page.