Responsible Conduct of Research Conference Set

The event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on March 28 at the Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium.

Frederick Grinnell will be discussing Ethical Dilemmas in Research and Informed Consent and Risk.

A leading expert on ethics in research will speak at Texas Tech’s first Responsible Conduct of Research Conference on March 28.

Registration is open to all of Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and Angelo State University faculty, staff and students. While registration is free, participants must pre-register by March 23. A limited number of late registrations will be available until the day of the conference.

The conference will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium at the Museum of Texas Tech University. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

The keynote speaker for the conference is Frederick Grinnell, professor of cell biology in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at UT Southwestern Medical School. He will speak on Ethical Dilemmas in Research and Informed Consent and Risk.

Grinnell, who has been a professor and researcher for 35 years, has lectured widely on philosophical and ethical issues in science.

The conference is sponsored by the Ethics Center, the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Center, the Office of the Vice President for Research, the Museum of Texas Tech University and the Graduate School.

Conference will also provide 5 hours of RCR credit, for Texas Tech researchers, and CEUs for those requesting CEU units for attending the entire conference.


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Office of Research and Innovation

The Office of Research and Innovation is tasked with facilitating excellence in research, scholarship and creative activity for Texas Tech students, faculty and staff. The office promotes an academic environment embracing creativity, curiosity, innovation, diversity, ethics and integrity.

Among other programs, the OR&I supports responsible and safe conduct of research, faculty development and recognition, interdisciplinary collaborations, externally sponsored research, partnerships with industry and community stakeholders, international research collaboration and the application of research for the benefit of society. The OR&I promotes a culture of creative expression, discovery, innovation and collaboration with the goal of advancing Texas Tech’s status as an elite national research university.