From the Author
Research Integrity Activities:
I have been working as a half-time Consultant at ORI since late 1999. During this time I have:
• Helped start the ORI/NIH Research on Research Integrity Program
• Co-chaired and organized the program for the first four ORI Research on Research Integrity Conferences
• Worked with FASEB, the National Academies of Science, AAMC, the Postdoctoral Association, CITI, CGS and NIH on activities relating to responsible conduct of research training
• Organized the World Conference on Research Integrity, which will be held in Lisbon, PT, this September. This conference will feature special sessions on RCR education. We will distribute copies of the ORI Introduction at this Conference if we can get it printed in time.
• Given on average 10 presentations a year on research integrity and RCR education
• Served as a conduct between universities and the government on RCR activities
About the Author
U.S. Health and Human Services Dept., Office of Research Integrity
Nicholas H. Steneck is a Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Michigan and a part-time consultant at the Office of Research Integrity, HHS. He joined the University of Michigan faculty in 1970 after graduate studies in history and the history of science at the University of Wisconsin. His early published works ranged from discussions of medieval and early modern science (Science and Creation, 1976) to post-World War II science policy in the US (The Microwave Debate, 1984).
In the mid-1980s, Professor Steneck took an active role in the policy discussions relating to responsibility in research and research policy. He chaired the University of Michigan’s pioneering Task Force on Integrity in Scholarship (1984) and went on to chair the Public Health Service Advisory Committee on Research Integrity (1991-1993). He has published articles on the history of research misconduct policy, responsible conduct of research instruction, the use of animals in research, classified research and academic freedom, and the role of values in university research. Most recently, he authored the ORI Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research (2004; translated into Japanese, Chinese, and Korean). In recognition of his work on research integrity and the history of science, he was made a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1992.
Professor Steneck is currently the Co-chair of the ORI-ESF World Conference on Research Integrity, to be held in Lisbon, Portugal in September 2007. He also directs the ORI Research on Research Integrity Program and is actively engaged in developing new approaches to responsible conduct of research (RCR) education. In the later capacity he will organize and chair the first major National Conference on Responsible Conduct of Research Education, which will be held in April 2008.