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ODU RECEIVES GRADUATE SCHOOLS' GRANT

The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) and Office of Research Integrity (under the Secretary of Health and Human Services) have selected Old Dominion University as one of only ten national research universities to receive funding to generate and test strategic interventions for promoting Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR).

The proposal, "Graduate Education for the Responsible Conduct of Research: Avenues and Approaches to RCR Instruction," was submitted on behalf of the Office of Graduate Studies and the Office of Research.

Philip Langlais, principal investigator of the project and dean of graduate studies and AVP of Research and Susan Metosky, research compliance coordinator, will direct a set of five interventions aimed toward integrating RCR into the culture and programmatic requirements of our graduate and research training activities.

Specific outcomes will test and document the success and failures of the interventions. These results will be very helpful in informing and guiding mid-tier, growing research institutions similar to ODU as they develop their programs and establish best practices for RCR education.

CGS and the Office of Research Integrity will publish a monograph of best practices based on the results of the ten funded projects. In addition, Langlais will participate in the development of a core of graduate dean leadership for RCR across the nation, and aid in the determination of what is scalable, replicable, and situation specific.

This article was posted on: October 18, 2004

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