Research Ethics @NMT

Workshops series sponsored by the Office of Research

Poster for Basics of Responsible Research; Thursday Sept. 21, 2:30-4:30 pm; MSEC 103

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 ethics among our research community by offering workshops that foster more awareness and deliberation and build a network of support. All are invited to participate in these conversations about ethics & integrity in our research communities at NMT.



Workshops in Fall 2023:

1. Basics of Responsible Research

How can I avoid misconduct & plagiarism?

Why should we value reproducible results?

This interactive workshop provides an introduction to major challenges in research ethics. Facilitated by Professor of Ethics Chris ChoGlueck (CLASS), this workshop covers research misconduct, plagiarism, questionable research practices, collaborative research, conflicts of interest/commitment, peer review, and reproducibility of research results. It will be particularly helpful for undergraduate and graduate students conducting research on campus. If you cannot attend in person, the workshop can be viewed on Zoom or as a recording (email Christopher [DOT] ChoGlueck [AT] nmt [DOT] edu). This event is free and open to all members of the broader NMT community.

What: “Basics of Responsible Research”
When: Thursday Sept. 21, 2:30-4:30 pm
Where: MSEC 103
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2. Conflicts of Interest

What are the risks of sponsorship bias?
Must researchers avoid all conflicts of interest? 

This workshop examines the well-documented phenomenon of sponsorship bias and the ethical issues raised by financial conflicts of interest. Facilitated by Professor of Ethics Chris ChoGlueck (CLASS), this interactive lecture features small-group discussions and case studies on managing the negative influences of money on research. It is free and open to all members of the broader NMT community.

What: “Conflicts of Interest & Sponsorship Bias”
When: Thursday October 19, 12:30 to 2:00 pm
Where: MSEC 103
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3. Diversity in Mentoring

What makes for a good mentor?
How can I improve my multicultural competency?

This workshop (co-hosted with the Chemistry Department) trains faculty, staff, and students in how to engage diversity for effective and equitable mentoring. Facilitated by Dr. Chris ChoGlueck (Ethics) and Dr. Sally Pias (Chemistry), we will discuss the benefits and challenges of diversity and explore case studies on mentoring across differences in the context of research. It is free and open to all members of the broader NMT community.

What: “Diversity in Mentoring”
When: Friday November 10, 2-4 pm
Where: Lopez 106



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