Annual Research Ethics Conference: Research Integrity and Trustworthy Science: Challenges and Solutions

Research ethics graphic 2018
March 8, 2018 - 8:30am to 1:00pm
Coffman Theater, University of Minnesota

Read a symposium based on this conference on the Petrie-Flom Center's Bill of Health blog.
It features short articles by plenary speakers John P.A. Ioannidis, Barbara A. Spellman, and C.K. Gunsalus. 

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Scientific research is fundamental to progress, sparking new discoveries, improved health care, and technological innovation. However, research misconduct such as data fabrication, detrimental research practices including selective data reporting, predatory journals that fail to perform meaningful peer review, and concerns about the reproducibility of scientific findings all threaten to undermine public trust. This conference brought together leading thinkers from multiple disciplines – biomedicine, the social sciences, law, ethics, and others – to analyze the challenges for researchers, universities, journals, and the community and map a way forward.

This conference was part of Research Ethics Week (March 5-9, 2018), during which the University of Minnesota focused on professional development and best practices to ensure safety and integrity in research.

Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association (AMA) 
The University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals 
Other healthcare professionals who participate in this CE activity may submit their statement of participation to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

Attorneys: The Minnesota State Board of Continuing Legal Education has approved 4.25 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits; Event Code is #250644.