Research Ethics @NMT

Workshops series sponsored by the Office of Research

Poster for Implict Bias in STEM Workshop, 3/1, details below

Ethics reside at the core of the research process, motivating inquiry, guiding practice, and promoting an ethos of accountability and equity. Organized by Professor Chris ChoGlueck, this series in Research Ethics aims to support and improve knowledge about ethics and create a culture of integrity, inclusion, and equity. We offer regular workshops that foster awareness and discussion and build a network of support among researchers. All are invited to participate in these conversations about ethics & integrity in our research communities at NMT.



Upcoming Workshops in Spring 2024:

Implict Bias in STEM

This interactive workshop provides training on how to identify, manage, and reduce biases in professional settings. Facilitated by Dr. Isabel Morris (Civil & Env. Engineering) and Dr. Chris ChoGlueck (Ethics) for the Research Ethics @NMT series, it provides background on implicit bias and its impacts on the STEM workforce.

We will have several activities on writing letters of recommendation, evaluating job postings, and creating rubrics for hiring decisions. This event is free and open to all members of the broader NMT community. Light snacks will be provided, so please register below.

What: “Implicit Bias in STEM”

When: Friday March 1, 2:30-4:30 pm

Where: Bureau of Geology, room 253

Register here

Future Spring Workshops: Patents & IP (TBD)


Past Workshops

  • Basics of Responsible Research
  • Conflicts of Interest & Sponsorship Bias
  • Data Management & Integrity
  • Engaging the Public
  • Misconduct & Whistleblowing
  • Power of Authorship
  • Responsible Mentoring
  • Replication, Reproducibility, & Responsibility
  • Ethics Q/A

Feel free to email Dr. ChoGlueck for recordings/slides


Data Management: Fact sheet on current policies by federal agencies, such as DoD and NSF (compiled by Mikell Coleman, 10/22)

Data Management and Sharing Fact Sheet (by agency)
Implicit Bias: Useful tools and resources, including bias calculators, recommended readings, and suggested strategies for admissions, hiring, mentoring, and more (compiled by Isabel Morris and ADVANCEGeo, 11/22)

Learning About and Combating the Impacts of Implicit Bias

Authorship: Case study, resources, and template, including authorship scenarios to facilitate team discussions, followed by selected research on bias & team culture in authorship practice (created by Kendra Cheruvelil et al.), as well as authorship policies & statement examples


Template for creating team authorship policies for collaborative research