Seeking Solutions in Research Integrity: A View from All Perspectives
September 23, 2018
The Blackwell Inn and Conference Center
The Ohio State University

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8:30 - 9 a.m.


9 – 9:10 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction
Morley Stone
, Senior Vice President for Research, The Ohio State University

9:10 – 9:40 a.m.

Plenary Session: The State of Research Integrity at Institutions
Bruce McPheron
, Executive Vice President and Provost, The Ohio State University

  • What changes are necessary to increase integrity in research?
9:40 – 10:15 a.m.

NASEM Report on Fostering Integrity in Research 
Robert Nerem
, Institute Professor and Parker H. Petit Distinguished Chair Emeritus, Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience, Georgia Institute of Technology (View the Presentation)

  • Changing nature of national and international research that have raised new challenges for fostering research integrity and consequences of research misconduct
  • Best practices for institutions, researchers and journals
10:15 – 10:30 a.m.


10:30 – 11:45 a.m.

Research: An Institutional Endeavor

MODERATOR: Morley Stone, Senior Vice President for Research, The Ohio State University


Patrick Limbach, Vice President for Research, University of Cincinnati

Suzanne Rivera, Vice President for Research, Case Western Reserve University

Jay Walsh, Vice President for Research, Northwestern University

Novel Approaches to:

  • Managing research integrity programs/training; Programs to create an efficient environment for scientists to perform research
  • Handling research misconduct: Resources, staffing in complex cases, committee commitments
  • Removing ineffectual incentives in the faculty reward system and implementing credit for fostering research integrity
11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.


1 – 3 p.m.

Interactive One-Hour Sessions

Session 1: Current and Developing Institutional Research Integrity Policies

MODERATOR: Jennifer Yucel, Associate Vice President and Research Integrity Officer, The Ohio State University


Naomi Schrag, Vice President for Research Compliance, Training, and Policy, Columbia University

Reginald Miller, Dean for Research-Operations and Infrastructure and Senior Research Integrity Officer, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Brian Fox, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Policy, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Institutional Governance around Authorship and Data Policies:

  • Authorship policies: Institutions and journals
  • Data management policies, collection, storage and review of raw data
  • Training and tools

Session 2: Research Misconduct: Contemporary Trends and Issues

MODERATOR: Lauran Qualkenbush, Director, Office for Research Integrity, Northwestern University


Ann Hohmann, Health Scientist Administrator, Division of Investigative Oversight, The Office of Research Integrity

Deborah Poff, Vice Chair and Chair-Elect, Committee on Publication Ethics (View the Presentation)

Jane Strasser, Associate Vice President for Research and Director, Office of Research Integrity, University of Cincinnati

David Wright, Research Integrity Consultants (View the Presentation)

Current Trends and Issues:

  • Public/press scrutiny of research misconduct cases
  • Dealing with complainants raising multiple allegations to an institution and/or journals
  • Increase in false claims lawsuits: What is prevalence, how are cases managed, who should be consulted?
3 – 3:15 p.m.


3:15 – 4:15 p.m.

Session 3: A Publisher's Perspective: Approaches to Research Misconduct, Retractions and Confidentiality

MODERATOR: Eric Mah, Assistant Dean, Clinical and Translational Research, University of California, San Diego (View the Presentation)


Christina Bennett, Associate Publisher, Ethics and Policy, American Physiological Society

Charon Pierson, Secretary, Committee on Publication Ethics

Darren Taichman, Executive Editor, Annals of Internal Medicine

Kristin West, Chief Compliance Officer, Emory University

Topics for Discussion:

  • Research integrity officers interactions with journal editors: Who to contact and when
  • Handling retractions and corrections and the timing of notices
  • Confidentiality of research misconduct processes and what can/should be made public
4:15 – 4:45 p.m.

Next Steps: Where Do We Go From Here?
Gates Garrity-Rokous
, Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer, The Ohio State University

4:45 – 6:15 p.m.


6:15 p.m.

Bus Departs for Cleveland