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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.

 Registrations for Spring 2015 events are open now!

In-person workshops on RCR:

Who Owns Your Scholarship – And Why It Matters

Presenters: William Cross (Director, Copyright and Digital Scholarship, NCSU Libraries)

Date/Time: Wednesday, January 28, 9-11 am
Location: Talley 4280

Copyright agreements are a part of the publication process that many scholars struggle to understand, but the terms of those contracts can limit how many people see your work, make it difficult to comply with mandates from your funding agencies, and cost you a fair share of your royalties. Join Will Cross, an attorney in the Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center, for a discussion about what those contracts say and what you can do to make sure you have the rights you need as a scholarly author. Sometimes the most important writing you do is in your contract. 

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Creating Plagiarism-Proof Assignments  

Presenters: Dr. Chris Anson (Distinguished University Professor, Director of the Campus Writing & Speaking Program)
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 11, 10.30am-12.30pm
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.

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[Canceled] Conflict of Interest

Presenters: Richard Best (Research Compliance Officer) and Jill Dale (Research Compliance Administrator)
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 24, 10am-12pm
Location: Witherspoon 201

An overview of how behaviors and circumstances have the potential to compromise or bias professional judgment and objectivity. Discussion will include definitions, case studies, and the current regulatory and policy environment for the reporting, oversight, and management of conflicts of interest.

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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?)