National Advisory Panel on Research Integrity (NAPRI)

Overview

Authors: Michael Kalichman, 2010

Purposes

  1. Facilitate awareness, conversations, resources and collaborations among individuals and organizations dedicated to advancing education and policies that promote research integrity (e.g., RCR, research ethics).
  2. Serve an advisory role to the larger community of researchers, institutions, funding agencies and accrediting bodies.

Current Priorities

  1. Establish clear definitions and expectations of ethics and research integrity education and training, as well as methods to assess their effectiveness.
  2. Change the institutional culture in ways that value and promote research integrity at all levels.
  3. Increase attention to ethics and research integrity in our international education and research collaborations.
  4. Promote creation and maintenance of national resources and clearinghouses for sharing and disseminating information about training programs, funding sources, and organizations.

Structure

Rather than a formal organization, NAPRI is structured to facilitate the dialogue of individuals with overlapping expertise in the area of research integrity and to make their opinions and advice available to the larger research community.  NAPRI will consist of a steering committee and an open ended list of individuals serving as liaisons to the various organizations, activities, resources, and agencies with lead roles in research integrity. 


Steering Committee

Phil Langlais and Mike Kalichman have agreed to continue as leaders of this committee.  We are seeking volunteers willing and able to contribute the time, effort, and responsiveness necessary for receiving and disseminating information about relevant research integrity activities.


Liaisons

The liaisons are intended to be points of contact to the diverse organizations and activities that are or will be serving as resources for research integrity education and policies.  Liaisons would typically be a single leader or representative from a particular area of research integrity.

NAPRI Liaisons

  1. Melissa Anderson, international research ethics
  2. Stephanie J. Bird, Science and Engineering Ethics
  3. Anne Bonham, AAMC
  4. Jason Borenstein, Course in the Responsible Conduct of Research, CITI
  5. Daniel Denecke, Project for Scholarly Integrity, CGS
  6. James DuBois, RCREC
  7. Beth Fischer, Survival Skills and Ethics Program, University of Pittsburgh
  8. Peggy Fischer, Office of Inspector General, NSF
  9. Mark Frankel, Research Integrity, AAAS
  10. Edward Gabriele, Office of the Navy Surgeon General, Department of Defense
  11. C.K. Gunsalus, National Professional and Research Ethics Center
  12. Elizabeth Heitman, Clinical Research Ethics - Educational Materials, CTSA
  13. Rachelle Hollander, Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Research, NAE
  14. Jeffrey Kahn, EthicShare
  15. Michael Kalichman, Co-organizer, NAPRI
    Train-the-trainer workshops, research-ethics.net
  16. Kelly Laas, Ethics Education Library, CSEP, IIT
  17. Phil Langlais, Co-organizer, NAPRI
    Institutional Culture
  18. Frank Macrina, Train-the-trainer workshops
  19. Brian Martinson, Institutional Climate
  20. Kate McCready, EthicShare
  21. Camille Nebeker, Research Integrity Certificate Program, SRA
  22. Kenneth Pimple, Teaching Research Ethics (TRE) Workshops, Poynter Center
  23. Dena Plemmons, research-ethics.net
  24. Adil Shamoo, Accountability in Research
  25. Sandra Titus, Division of Education and Integrity, ORI
  26. Rodney Ulane, Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research, NIH

History

The National Advisory Panel on Research Integrity (NAPRI) was created in response to a meeting convened by Philip Langlais (Old Dominion University) and Michael Kalichman (UC San Diego) at the offices of the Council of Graduate Schools on April 9, 2009.  The premise of the meeting was that the communication among the lead providers of resources for education in research integrity had not kept pace with the proliferation of such organizations and activities.  Subsequent communications by email and at meetings in San Diego (AAAS, February 21, 2010) and Cincinnati (APPE, March 6, 2010) resulted in the decision to form NAPRI effective March of 2010.

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