Thursday, 8 November 2018
1305 – 1435
Research Integrity from a University Perspective
This Workshop will address the following issues, which tend to be the commonest causes of misunderstandings and complaints to Research Integrity Advisors. University policies and guidelines and comments from the [international] Committee on Publication Ethics will be presented, realising that guidelines cannot cover every eventuality. The direction of the workshop will be determined by the expressed audience preferences:
- Warnings about predatory publishers and meeting invitations
- Authorship of publications
- Plagiarism and self-plagiarism
- Supervision of research trainees
- IP and student ownership
- Retention and availability of research data
- Ethics approval and retrospective data searches
- Reviewing and assessing papers and grants.Blind reviews, for and against. Conflicts of Interest: encouragement to cite
- Avoidance of false/misleading claims when applying for grants
David Burke is Professor of Neurology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, University of Sydney, having previously held Chairs of Clinical Neurophysiology and of Neurology at the UNSW where he was Chairman of the Department of Neurology at the Prince Henry and Prince of Wales Hospitals for 11 years.
He led one of the two research teams which formed the Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute [renamed “NeuRA”] in 1991 and was elected Fellow of the Australian Academies of Science and of Technological Science & Engineering in 1995. In 2002 he moved to the University of Sydney as Dean of Research for the Health Faculties.
He is former Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Neurophysiology, inaugural Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Neurophysiology Practice and is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). He was Member/Chair of the Human Ethics Committee at UNSW for 10/5 years and had responsibility for Research Integrity for Sydney Medical School 2002-2013. He wasUniversity Officer of the Nepean Medical Research Foundation and a member of its Scientific Advisory Board to 2013.