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Academic Research and Social Responsibility

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Monday, January 31, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Duke researchers and leaders
Research Town Hall Series

From speaking up to defend our shared values in maintaining research integrity, to managing conflicts of interests, protecting human subjects or disseminating research results - all are connected to the principle of conducting socially responsible science. Duke leaders and researchers join us for a discussion on how to make sure that this principle is well served and share their own best practices in conducting or supporting cutting edge research at Duke. How do we ensure that research we conduct is worthwhile in the eyes of the public and our peers? How to navigate the tension between social responsibility, social interest and advocacy? Is it OK to conduct and publish research that can be weaponized or serve potentially very harmful goals if it falls into the wrong hands? How to navigate the tension between generating and publishing research data that may not support an important social cause or contradict researcher's social beliefs? Is it ever acceptable to suppress the publication of scientifically valid data for sociopolitical reasons? Is it ethical to engage the public in policy research?

Attending this event for minimum 60 minutes fulfills the Duke Faculty & Staff Collaborative RCR-200 requirement.


NOTE: This event is part of Research Week 2022. Please use the week-long event's registration form and select 'I'm Interested in Attending' under 'Monday, January 31 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Research Town Hall: Research and Social Responsibility' to register. Feel free to register for any additional events you may be interested in.

Donna J. Biederman, DrPH, RN, Associate Clinical Professor in the School of Nursing
Thavolia Glymph, PhD Peabody Family Distinguished Professor of History, Profess
or of Law
Sabrena Mervin-Blake, Senior Staff Director, Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Grant Murray, PhD, Associate Professor of Marine Policy
Susanna Naggie, MD, Vice Dean for Clinical Research, Associate Professor of Medicine
Deondra Rose, PhD, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Political Science, and History,Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, Director, Polis: Center for Politics
Geeta Swamy, MD, Associate VP for Research and Vice Dean for Scientific Integrity

Contact: ASIST