Responsible Conduct of Research
The TTU Office of Research Integrity works to promote safe, responsible, and productive
research practices. The associated Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training
supplements research training provided by exceptional Texas Tech faculty to raise
trainee awareness of professional standards of research ethics, integrity, and safety,
and of challenges they may face throughout their careers. The Office of Research Integrity
provides RCR education and guidance on effective research practices such as data management,
personnel management, time management, safety in research, intellectual property,
management of conflict of interest, ethical use of humans in research, ethical use
of animals in research, social responsibility for research, effective collaboration,
and research misconduct.
- Nuts and Bolts of iThenticate
Presenter: Kimberly Vardeman
March 31, 2015
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Library Lab 150
The TTU Library and the Ethics Center invite you to a workshop on how to use iThenticate,
an online tool supporting academic integrity that the University Library provides
for faculty, staff, and graduate students. iThenticate scans research manuscripts
and grant proposals for possible plagiarism against its database of 38+ million academic
publications, 45+ billion web pages, and 92+ million news pages, magazines, and books.
It then returns a similarity report that highlights excerpts of matching text for
the researcher to review.
During the workshop, the attendees will learn how to use the tool as a pre-submission
check of papers and proposals; there will be a discussion on how to understand similarity
reports and customize report settings.
Lunch will be provided; please RSVP (Dr. Yi-hui Lee, firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Predatory Publishing: What You Can Do to Protect Your Academic Reputation
April 3, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
TLPDC Room 150
In this workshop, learn the characteristics of predatory publishers, how to distinguish
predatory publishers from legitimate ones, how to locale legitimate publishers for
For more information, contact Personal Librarians email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Lessons in Leadership: Personal and Professional
Presenter: Ginger Kerrick, NASA Assistant Director for the International Space Station
April 10, 2015
Noon - 1:00 pm
Architecture Building Room 102
Boxed lunch available and $1 parking in the parking garage at Flint Ave. and 18th
St. (Across from the Architecture Building).
Ms. Kerrick graduated from Hanks High School in El Paso, Texas in 1987. She received
a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas
in 1991, followed by a Masters in physics in 1993. Ms. Kerrick is serving in the Mission
Control Center at the NASA Johnson Space Center as a Flight Director who has, to date,
supported 13 International Space Station and five joint shuttle missions.
This event is sponsored by WT-AWIS, CISER and the President Donald R. Haragan Lecture Series Endowment, begun in 2001 in recognition of Dr. Haragan's unparalleled, distinguished service
to Texas Tech University.
- 5th Annual Responsible Conduct of Research Conference
This event has been cancelled.