Research Integrity Group (RIG)
Chair: Dr. Caitlin M. Hudac (she/her/hers)
Email: cmhudac [at] ua.edu
Current schedule: First Friday @ 1 pm CST via Zoom
Contact Dr. Hudac if you are interested in joining
Basic structure: Assigned reading ahead of meeting. 5 minute introduction, 35 minute small group discussions, 20 minute full-group discussion.
Some monthly facilitators may opt to try alternatives
Attendees: Undergraduate students, Graduate students, faculty, and staff.
To become involved, please fill out the form below.
Goal: The goals of the monthly RIG are to deepen understanding of ethical issues in research (biomedical-focused and more general), help trainees to identify ethical issues in their own research, and enable them to formulate ethical solutions to those issues.
Course description: This monthly program is intended to enable researchers to meet the public health service and NIH requirements for training in responsible conduct of research, and consists of regular seminars in which topics include: (1) Conflict of interest; (2) Data acquisition and ownership; (3) Peer review; (4) Responsible authorship; and, (5) Research misconduct. Faculty from CYDI and UA at large are invited to facilitate discussions and encourage their own trainees to attend. Advanced students will be encouraged to lead discussions as well. The goals of the RIG are to deepen understanding of ethical issues in research, help trainees to identify ethical issues in their own research, and enable them to formulate ethical solutions to those issues. Building from Dr. Hudac’s past biomedical research integrity training and experience, the following topics will be covered, in addition to the development of other topics.
- March 5, 2021: Human subjects.
- Facilitators: Dr. Caitlin Hudac, Nicole Friedman
- Assigned reading: The Belmont Report: https://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/sites/default/files/the-belmont-report-508c_FINAL.pdf
- April 2, 2021: Data management
- May 7, 2021: Authorship
- June 4, 2021:
- July 9, 2021: (offset for July 4 holiday)
- August 6, 2021:
- September 3, 2021:
- October 1, 2021:
- November 5, 2021:
- December 3, 2021: