Note: This site employs "Pop-Up" windows in its training modules.
In response to the ever-changing environment in which research is being conducted, Eastern Michigan University is developing this web-based instructional site as a resource for faculty and staff. The purpose of this site is to foster an intellectual and academic environment in which exemplary scholarship and ethical practice may flourish by making educational resources and instruction available to faculty and staff via the World Wide Web. These modules will provide faculty and staff a basic understanding of the following areas, and provide them with resources that can be incorporated into the classes they teach.
- Protection and Use of Human Subjects in Research
- Conflict of Interest in University Research
- Data Acquisition, Management, Sharing, and Ownership
- Animal Care and Use in Research
- Research Misconduct
- Publication Practices and Responsible Authorship
- Mentoring/Trainee Responsibilities
- Peer Review
- Collaborative Research
These nine areas have emerged from a national dialogue of the scientific community, colleges and universities, and the federal government.
There is a concern that the pressures associated with producing research results to secure funding, publications, and promotions in todays complex society may be eroding the effectiveness of traditional mechanisms used to maintain high standards of integrity in science. Some believe that good communication between researchers, strong supervision, and mentoring may not be enough to maintain high standards in todays research environment. Over the past few decades, this concern has led, not only to an increase in federal research compliance regulations, but also to educational resources that can be incorporated into the teaching of research methods.
Graduate Studies and Research thanks the following individuals whose contributions have assisted in developing this site:
Denise Tanguay, Department of Management
Module 1: Protection and Use of Human Subjects in Research
Marshall Thomsen, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Module 2: Conflicts of Interest in University Research
Module 5: Research Misconduct
Module 6: Publication Practices and Responsible Authorship
Module 8: Peer Review
Frank Jones, Department of Interdisciplinary Technology, and Coatings Research Institute
Module 3: Data Acquisition, Ownership, Management and Sharing
Maria Milletti, Chemistry Deparment
Module 7: Mentor/Trainee Responsibilities
Joanne Caniglia, Mathematics Department
Module 9: Collaborative Research
Alethea Helbig, Office of Research Development
Caryn Charter, Associate Director, Office of Research Development
Module 4: Care & Use of Animals in Research.
Melissa Reecher, Consultant
Preetha Kannan, Office of Research Development
Web Designer and Database Integration
Jason Boston, Office of Research Development
Richard Magyar, Office of Research Development