Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Workshops

Responsible research and scholarship practices are integral parts of good leadership within scientific and scholarly communities. The workshops are designed to encourage the responsible conduct of research (RCR) for all who engage in scholarly and research activities at NC State. Topics include data management, responsible authorship and peer review, proper research conduct, and many more. For more information on the RCR program at NC State, visit our website: http://www.ncsu.edu/grad/rcr/index.html.


In-person workshops on RCR:

Introduction to Research Misconduct: Avoiding Common Pitfalls
Presenters: Michael Poterala (Deputy General Counsel, NC State University)
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 9-10:30am
Location: Witherspoon 201

An incidence of research misconduct can delay and even end your academic career. This session will provide a basic overview of relevant standards and processes, and use a series of interactive case studies to help attendees identify and avoid common pitfalls.

Facilitated by Mike Poterala, Deputy General Counsel, NC State University. Register here. 

Effective Data Management for Your Research  

Presenter: Darren Fallis (Information Security Officer, Office of Information Technology, NC State University)
Date/Time: Thursday, October 2, 2014, 1-3 pm
Location: Talley Student Union, Room 3285

Register here.

Creating Plagiarism-Proof Assignments 

Presenter: Dr. Chris Anson (Distinguished University Professor, Director of the Campus Writing & Speaking Program)
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 1-3pm
Location: Witherspoon 201

In the context of increasing concern about plagiarism—and increasingly questionable practices for dealing with it—this workshop will focus on productive ways to design writing assignments that restore our roles as guides to our student learning and make it very difficult or even impossible for student to commit plagiarism. We will also consider ways to teach skills for the use and attribution of sources in specific fields, and distinguish lapses in these skills (and the resulting muddled or inappropriate documentation) from real plagiarism.

Note: Registration for this event shall open on October 1st, 2014 .

Register here.


On-Demand workshops on RCR (available 24/7):

Navigating the Dangerous Waters of Plagiarism
Presenter: Mr. Paul Cousins (Director, Office of Student Conduct)
Description: Most of us know the “black and white” rule of plagiarism: don’t represent other people’s work as your own. But how do you handle the “grey” areas, where questions arise? This recorded seminar will help you make the right choices when you are in the dangerous zone between plagiarism and right conduct. 

Introduction to RCR
Presenter: Dr. Rhonda Sutton
Description: Need some quick information on one of the main RCR topics? (i.e., mentoring, conflicts of interest, authorship and peer review, data management and/or research misconduct?)