VSE faculty:

Attached is a call for proposals to develop a 1-hour course on the responsible conduct of research.  Here are some comments from the attachment:
The George Mason University Office of Research Integrity & Assurance is developing a faculty-led course on the responsible conduct of research (RCR) and is seeking faculty proposals for course development during summer 2014.  The responsible conduct of research series will be offered during fall semester 2014.  The office is offering a $500 stipend for development of each one-hour interactive course with the additional expectation that selected faculty will attend one planning meeting in May 2014 and teach the one hour course fall semester 2014 during the RCR series. 

It is anticipated that the series will have 30 attendees, primarily graduate students but also post-doctoral scholars and undergraduate students.  Proposals should fit within one or more of the following categories of responsible conduct of research:

  1. conflict of interest – personal, professional, and financial;
  2. policies regarding human subjects, live vertebrate animal subjects in research, and safe laboratory practices;
  3. mentor/mentee responsibilities and relationships;
  4. collaborative research including collaborations with industry;
  5. peer review;
  6. data acquisition and laboratory tools; management, sharing and ownership;
  7. research misconduct and policies for handling misconduct;
  8. responsible authorship and publication;
  9. the scientist as a responsible member of society, contemporary ethical issues in research, and the environmental and societal impacts of scientific research.
... To apply, complete the attached brief proposal document and submit to Donna Sherrard at [log in to unmask] no later than April 4, 2014 at 5pm. 


From: Aurali Dade
Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 8:05 AM
To: Donna O Sherrard
Subject: RE: Research Council Meeting next Tues., March 18



  I have attached the RCR call for proposals and proposal form I will be discussing at the Research Council today.  Please pass this information along to the research council when you have a moment.

Thank you!



Aurali Dade, PhD

Assistant Vice President for Research Integrity & Assurance

George Mason University

(703) 993-5381


From: Donna O Sherrard
Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 10:56 AM
To: Aurali Dade; Caroline E Valentino; College of Humanities and Social Sciences; Gerald A. Hanweck; Gregory Foster; Heather Aleknavage; Jessica C Holtzman; Keith A Howell; Keith R. Bushey; Kenneth De Jong; Lisa C Kahn; Liza Parfomak; Mary Bean; Michael Laskofski; Paul L. Posner; Peter R Barcher; Richard K Kelsey; Roger Stough; Sara Cobb; Scott Martin; Stephen G. Nash; Susan J Miller; Susan Mueller
Subject: Research Council Meeting next Tues., March 18


The Research Council will meet next Tuesday, March 18th, 10:00 AM, Research Hall, room 162.  Please send agenda items.


Thank you,



Donna Sherrard

Executive Assistant to the VP for Research & Economic Development

George Mason University

4400 University Dr., MS 6D5

Fairfax, VA 22030


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Stephen G. Nash
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Volgenau School of Engineering
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