Workshop in Methods: Defining and Confronting Research Misconduct. September 30, 2011

Consortium for Education and Social Science Research

2011-2012 Workshop in Methods

Defining and Confronting Research Misconduct by John R. Baumann, PhD

Executive Officer – Research Ethics, Education and Policy Indiana University

Friday, September 30, 2011 – 3:00 – 4:30 – Woodburn Hall 200

“Because the conduct of research rests on the foundation of intellectual honesty, violations call into question not only the validity of the particular research project but the social context in which it is conducted.” So reads the introductory paragraph of IU’s policy on research misconduct. This workshop aims to introduce and explore the idea of research misconduct, focusing on its definition, the process for responding to allegations of research misconduct, and its impact on the immediate research team as well as the broader research community and the public at large.

John Baumann is Executive Director of Research Ethics, Education and Policy (REEP) at Indiana University. REEP is a university-wide research support office developed to lead efforts to enhance the ethical and responsible conduct and administration of research through policy, process, and education. Prior to this, he was vice provost for research at U. of Missouri – Kansas City and Deputy Executive Director of National Development and Research Institutes, a private not-for-profit science research institute with a focus on substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, and related social problems. Dr. Baumann received his PhD in sociology from the Graduate Center of City University of New York and has over 20 years of experience in all aspects of the administration of research and sponsored programs and with the integration of research compliance/responsible conduct of research into the enterprise of research and research administration.

Financial support for the Workshop in Methods (WIM) provided by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research.

WIM Director: William Alex Pridemore, Professor of Criminal Justice and Associate Director of the Consortium for Education and Social Science Research: wpridemo@indiana.edu.

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