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Workshop on responsible research practices

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At the AAAS Annual Meeting*, February 17, 2011 in Washington, DC

Learn how to navigate through a rapidly changing research environment:

  • What are the ethical challenges and range of responses associated with research collaborations across national borders?
  • What preparation should researchers have to engage effectively with the media?
  • What do increasing public demands for more socially accountable research imply for the social responsibilities of scientists?
  • What should scientists consider when deciding whether, and if so, how, to engage in policy advocacy?
  • What are the professional and societal risks associated with advocacy?
  • What are the appropriate boundaries of "responsible advocacy"?

Professional improvisational actors will enact scenes that illustrate issues that workshop participants are facing currently or expect to face in the future; then various participant-suggested solutions to those issues will be enacted.

The agenda is posted at Direct all queries to Dr. Mark S. Frankel at

*To register for the workshop, for which there is a $25 fee, go to Follow the steps for "General Attendee." Registrants have the option of selecting only the workshop or choosing also to attend the AAAS Annual Meeting. 

The workshop is supported partially with funds from theOffice of Inspector General at the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Office ofResearch Integrity, Department of Health and Human Services.