Texas Tech University

Responsible Conduct of Research Conference

8th Annual Responsible Conduct of Research and Academic Integrity Conference

 8th RCR


Registration is now open for the RCR & AI Conference on Thursday, June 14 and Friday, June 15, 2018 at College of DuPage. Conference sessions apply to a broad disciplinary audience. Interactive sessions with active audience participation will address Responsible Conduct of Research, Research Ethics, Academic Integrity, Academic Misconduct in Research, and Ethical Conduct of Researchers.

Register today at cod.edu/aic!

Registration Fee:

March 15 to April 30: $85
May 1 to May 31: $100



The office of Academic Integrity at The University of Oklahoma hosted the 7th Annual Responsible Conduct of Research & Academic Integrity Conference in Norman, Oklahoma.


 The TTU Ethics Center Staff presented, "Responsible Conduct in Research - An Analysis of Ethical Decision Making Practices".

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Dr. Greg Heiser, University of Oklahoma, presented on "Authorship, Credit, And Other Fictions:   Recent Tales of Research Ethics".


Candace Thrasher, Oklahoma State, presented on "Implementation of a "Level Zero" Academic Integrity Sanction".


Mike Davis, Southeaster Oklahoma State, presented on "Disincentivizing and Discouraging Academic Misconduct in Online Instruction & Learning".


Southwest Regional Consortium for Academic Integrity hosted the 6th Annual Responsible Conduct of Research & Academic Integrity Conference

Conference Schedule

Day 1: Thursday, June 16, 2016

Best Practices in Academic Integrity - Wade Shaffer, PhD, West Texas A&M University

Ethical Considerations for using Student Academic Information as Research Data - Scott Burris, PhD, Texas Tech University

Panel Discussion 1: Best Practices to Support Student Conduct – Brittany Todd, TBA, Texas Tech University

Lunch Speaker: What's wrong with this Picture? - Lajean Chaffin, PhD, TTU Health Sciences Center

Panel Discussion 2: Collaboration and Research - Marianne Evola, PhD., Clifford Fedler, PhD., Mark Wallace, PhD, Texas Tech University

An Individual Approach to Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training - Marianne Evola, PhD, Texas Tech University

Developing a University-Specific Academic Integrity System - William Spain, PhD, University of Oklahoma

Day 2: Friday, June 17, 2016

Student Engagement, Collaboration and Competency: Keeping the Integrity and Ethics of Learning in an Online Course - Luis Vazquez, PhD, New Mexico State University

Refining the Ethical Perspective through Survey to Enhance Guidance - Lora Lopez, Ralph Ferguson, PhD., Texas Tech University

Conflicts of Interest (COIs): Vulnerabilities Associated with Complex Academic Endeavors - Ralph E. Viator, PhD, Texas Tech University

Panel Discussion 3: Lab Safety and Legal Ramifications - Dominick Casadonte, PhD., Terri Morgenson, PhD., William Lawson, PhD, Texas Tech University

Lunch Speaker: The Nuts and Bolts of Multicultural-Social Justice Ethics in Research: A Counseling Perspective - Aretha Marbley, PhD., Shih-Han Huang, Brian Moffitt, Melissa Galica, Jill Zesiger, Rebecca Opamen, Texas Tech University

Paraphrasing, Quoting and Plagiarism Workshops Impact English and Non-English Speakers - Lisa James, Terrell DeLeon, Texas Tech University