7th Annual Academic Integrity Day

McGill's 7th Annual Academic Integrity Day

Who determines authorship and authorship order on a publication? What are the rules about data collection and analysis? When is it okay to omit some data results from my analysis? This workshop invites you to examine these issues of academic integrity at McGill and in the broader context. You will be given the opportunity to interact with faculty members and other graduate students to discuss and debate real cases involving ethical dilemmas.

Keynote by Susan Zimmerman, Executive Director of the Secretariat on Responsible Conduct of ResearchSusan Zimmerman, Executive Director of the Secretariat on Responsible Conduct of ResearchWorkshop Description

Friday, January 26, 2018 
8:30am - 3:00pm
Location: New Residence Hall

Research integrity issues are complex and often differ from case to case and even discipline to discipline; they are often unclear and difficult to address. Open to all disciplines, this workshop highlights the importance of questioning and discussing ethical issues regarding graduate research, and learning to sort out issues before they go beyond one's control. Gain insight into these dilemmas and learn navigation strategies that will be useful now and in your future career. 

Part I - Exploring Authorship and Research Ownership: Participants will learn about broader integrity contexts, and then delve into real cases of plagiarism, authorship, and data falsification in academic research.

Part II - How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Responsible Conduct of Research by Susan Zimmerman, Executive Director of the Secretariat on Responsible Conduct of Research. 

What is responsible conduct of research? How is it different from research integrity, or research misconduct? What is the Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct of Research and why should I care? What are the Secretariat and Panel on Responsible Conduct of Research, and how can they ruin (or facilitate) my research career? This presentation will seek to put an end to your worries and familiarize you with (almost) everything you need to know about responsible conduct of research.

* Light breakfast will be provided for participants of Part I.

** A light lunch will be provided.

*** Please take note of our $25 no-show fee (cancellation by 24 hours before event).

 

Schedule

Time Location Title Facilitator

8:30am-12:00pm 

New Residence Hall

Part I - Exploring Authorship and Research Ownership

 

Light breakfast will be provided for participants of Part I.

Round-Table discussions

12:00pm-1:00pm 

  Lunch
A light lunch will be provided.
 
 

1:00-3:00pm 

New Residence Hall

Part II - Keynote Address

How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Responsible Conduct of Research

What is responsible conduct of research? How is it different from research integrity, or research misconduct? What is the Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct of Research and why should I care? What are the Secretariat and Panel on Responsible Conduct of Research, and how can they ruin (or facilitate) my research career? This presentation will seek to put an end to your worries and familiarize you with (almost) everything you need to know about responsible conduct of research.

Susan Zimmerman

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand broad issues of authorship, plagiarism, and data falsification in academic research
  • Understand issues of research integrity at the graduate level for both professors and students
  • Discuss and debate actions that are appropriate to different disciplines and levels
  • Discuss and debate ramifications of research integrity issues on academic research
  • Discuss different policies and outcomes of faculty and student research integrity issues

 

Keynote Speaker

Susan Zimmerman
Susan Zimmerman is the Executive Director of the Secretariat on Responsible Conduct of Research in Ottawa. SRCR is responsible for the implementation of the Tri-Agency Framework on Responsible Conduct of Research on behalf of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). The Secretariat is also responsible for the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans.

She is a lawyer whose career has focused on health law and public policy. A native of Montreal, Susan received her undergraduate degree from Bryn Mawr College, civil law and common law degrees from McGill University, and a Master of Laws from the University of Toronto. Her professional experience includes positions as a senior research associate at the Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law at McGill University, Director of Legislation and Law Reform at the Canadian Bar Association, legal counsel at Health Canada and Director of Research for the Law Commission of Canada. Prior to her appointment to the Secretariat in September, 2007, Ms Zimmerman was a member of the Health Law Group at the Toronto office of a national law firm, where she represented health care institutions and a variety of health care professionals.

Ms Zimmerman has also been a university lecturer in health law and ethics and a member of research ethics boards.

 

Facilitators

Student Facilitators

  • Suna Jung
  • Julien Malard
  • Daniel Almeida
  • Danielle Rice
  • Ryan Lowe
  • Cynthia Kumah
  • Ashley Chin
  • Sophie Cousineau
  • Vasiliki Rahimzadeh
  • Suzanne van der Veldt
  • Baraa Noueihed

Faculty Facilitators

  • Dr. Andrew Mouland
  • Dr. Shari Brotman
  • Dr. Hugh Bennett
  • Dr. France Bouthillier
  • Dr. Heather Goad
  • Dr. Catherine Guastavino
  • Dr. Theresa Gyorkos
  • Dr. Hang Lau
  • Dr. Joseph Rochford
  • Dr. Jerome Waldispuhl

 

 

Working Group

Academic Integrity Day is an opportunity for graduate students to hear what the experts have to say about these issues. This year's experts include:

Alastair Hibberd, Project Administration, Teaching and Learning Services

Amanda Watson, Student Skills Assistant, Teaching and Learning Services

Anna Couch, Student Skills Assistant, Teaching and Learning Services

Christina Wolfson, Research Integrity Officer

Christopher Buddle, Dean of Students

David Syncox, Skills Development Manager, Teaching and Learning Services

Hugh P. J. Bennett, Professor, Department of Medicine

John White, Chair, Department of Physiology

Josephine Nalbantoglu, Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Julia Krane, Associate Professor, School of Social Work

Laura Winer, Director, Teaching and Learning Services

Sharon Rankin, Liaison Librarian, Humanities & Social Sciences Library

 

 

Photos from 2018 Academic Integrity Day

   

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