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Doing Business As Name:West Virginia University Research Corporation
  • Trisha Phillips
  • (304) 293-5432
  • Dena K Plemmons
Award Date:07/08/2020
Estimated Total Award Amount: $ 46,943
Funds Obligated to Date: $ 46,943
  • FY 2020=$46,943
Start Date:08/01/2020
End Date:07/31/2021
Transaction Type:Grant
Awarding Agency Code:4900
Funding Agency Code:4900
CFDA Number:47.075
Primary Program Source:040100 NSF RESEARCH & RELATED ACTIVIT
Award Title or Description:Workshop: RISE Workshop on RECR Resources
Federal Award ID Number:2038043
DUNS ID:191510239
Program:ER2-Ethical & Responsible Res
Program Officer:
  • John Parker
  • (703) 292-5034

Awardee Location

Street:P.O. Box 6845
Awardee Cong. District:01

Primary Place of Performance

Organization Name:West Virginia University
Street:1550 University Avenue
Cong. District:01

Abstract at Time of Award

The National Science Foundation recently created two web pages to provide guidance, policies, and resources for promoting the responsible and ethical conduct of research within science, engineering, and mathematics. Further developing and maintaining these pages requires the expertise of scholars and educators with the best basic scientific understanding of how to effectively promote responsible and ethical research. This project funds members of the Research Integrity Scholars and Educators Consortium to gather and synthesize cutting-edge resources that researchers and administrators can use to promote responsible and ethical research. These resources will then be included on the National Science Foundation’s web pages promoting the responsible and ethical conduct of research. Project outcomes will thus positively impact institutional compliance, disciplinary and institutional cultures, research practices, and education for conducting research in an ethical and responsible manner. The main project activity is a 1.5-day workshop with select participants from the Research Integrity Scholars and Educators Consortium and other leaders from the research ethics community. Prior to the workshop, the research team will identify key stakeholders and conduct telephone interviews to assess the diversity and needs of the potential audience for the websites. The team will use this information to identify relevant informational content and categories of resources. At the workshop, participants will identify, share, discuss, evaluate, and organize resources for promoting responsible and ethical research. The resulting collection of resources will highlight and supplement (rather than replicate) the many research ethics resource repositories that already exist and include an introduction, a definition of responsible and ethical conduct of research, and a summary of the points of agreement across major studies of best practices in ethics education. After the workshop, the research team will draft a report recommending changes and additions to the current National Science Foundation web pages that will allow the agency to leverage its role as a major government funder of basic science to promote responsible and ethical research. The project will thus result in revised websites and an ongoing collaboration between the National Science Foundation and research integrity scholars, educators, and administrators. This award reflects NSF's statutory mission and has been deemed worthy of support through evaluation using the Foundation's intellectual merit and broader impacts review criteria.

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