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2014-02-04 23:27:34

i-Sight Software has announced that it will offer a free webinar on how to write a values statement that encourages ethical behavior. The webinar will be presented by Christopher Bauer, a leading ethics expert, psychologist, author and speaker, on February 13th, 2014, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST. Ottawa, ON (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 i-Sight Software has announced that it will offer a free webinar on how to write a values statement that encourages ethical behavior. The webinar will be...

2013-06-13 23:27:07

i-Sight Software has announced that it is offering a free training webinar on professional ethics in the workplace. The one-hour webinar will address practical strategies for recognizing and reducing ethical risks in your organization and will be presented on Thursday, June 20th, at 2pm EST, by ethics expert, author and psychologist, Christopher Bauer, PhD. Ottawa, ON (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 “In many organizations, ethics and values training is just a review and sign-off, conducted in...

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2010-11-13 06:46:41

A five-year, $5 million grant will create a center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to put research ethics resources at the fingertips of researchers nationwide The National Science Foundation (NSF) has recently taken definitive steps to ensure that the science and engineering community has valuable resources at its disposal to make informed, ethical, responsible decisions in research projects and professional practices. After soliciting feedback from the community, NSF has...

2010-10-06 17:15:10

This week, in a Health in Action article published in PLoS Medicine, Maria Merritt and colleagues (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health) report on a Field Training Guide for Human Subjects Research Ethics that they have developed to help train field workers in research ethics. The Field Training Guide for Human Subjects Research Ethics is freely available to the public. In this article the authors address how to identify field training needs and meet high standards of research...

2010-06-07 14:12:29

A new emergency review tool will help research ethics boards and institutions to expedite research while respecting the procedures of ethics reviews, states an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj090976.pdf. Pandemic (H1N1) 2009, which focused international attention on emergency preparedness for public health threats, highlighted the need for timely research. However, there are challenges to combining speed and...

2008-12-11 09:30:34

Public confidence in the honesty of scientists is being harmed by a small minority of researchers who behave badly, a conference heard last week. European research organisations agreed to work more closely to tackle the problem of fraud and other misconduct in science.The meeting in Madrid on 17-18 November was organised by the newly formed Research Integrity Forum of the European Science Foundation (ESF) in collaboration with the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). It continued work...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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