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:

Navigating the Peer Review Process
Presenters: Drs. Ben Mudrak and Paul Klenk (American Journal Experts)
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 1-3 pm
Location: Witherspoon 201
Description: Peer review is the backbone of academic research, but very few researchers receive any guidance on how to participate in this critical activity. Dr. Ben Mudrak and Dr. Paul Klenk from American Journal Experts will walk through the process of peer review at scholarly journals, leading discussion about the ethical issues that reviewers and authors face along the path to publication. The session will also include instruction on writing clear, persuasive, and objective responses to reviewers, and participants will be given the opportunity to receive feedback on reviewer responses related to one of their own manuscripts. Register here.

University Technology Transfer 
Presenter: Dr. Kelly Sexton (Director, Office of Technology Transfer)
Date/Time: Monday, April 7, 2014 at 2-4 pm
Location: Witherspoon 201
Description: In this presentation, Dr. Sexton will provide a primer on intellectual property, patent law and technology license agreements. She will highlight the technology transfer program at NC State University, and describe a day in the life of a university tech transfer professional. This event is co-sponsored by the Responsible Conduct of Research program and the Thesis & Dissertation Support Services. 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?)