Participants will be challenged to consider possible misperceptions about the responsible practice of research as well as strategies to promote integrity in the conduct of research, relationships among researchers, and responsibilities to society. In particular, participants will be introduced to ways in which rationalizations and blind spots put us all at risk of behaviour that may breach good practice.

A discussion of good research practices that can decrease the risk of succumbing to those rationalizations and blind spots will follow.

Participants will consider how adopting good practices in research cannot only facilitate quality research but also decrease the risk of research misconduct.

About the speaker

Dr Michael Kalichman trained in engineering and neuropharmacology and has taught research ethics for over 25 years. He is founding director of the UC San Diego Research Ethics Program since 1997, the San Diego Research Ethics Consortium since 2006, and the Ethics Service for the NIH CTSA-funded Clinical and Translational Research Institute since 2010. In addition, Kalichman is co-founding director for the Center for Ethics in Science and Technology since 2004.

The program will end around 1130am followed by a light lunch. If you have special dietary requirements, please email us at and advise us, with the Subject heading "Research integrity in practice (CDF): Diet".

Dr Kalichman is internationally renowned as a leader in ‘train the trainer’ and training post-graduate students in understanding, discussing and applying research ethics/integrity in the conduct of their research. He is an engaging speaker able to communicate his topic very well to a large audience in lecture format as well as being a warm and astute facilitator of face to face, hands on workshops.

You may also be interested in attending two other related events: a Play (24 July) and a Public Lecture (23 July) While targeted at ECRs, HDR students are strongly encouraged to attend. Click on the relevant links to register.

About Integrity and ethics

The responsible conduct of research – including adherence to ethical and professional protocols in research practice and publication – forms the basis of research which is trusted and valued in the broader community. The integrity of research therefore, relies on researchers who act responsibly and follow the relevant codes of practice.

  • The UQ Research Integrity Module will provide you with a grounding in research integrity and ethics to begin your candidature.
  • The re:Produce workshop for ECRs and HDRs ($) on 10 - 11 December. Click on the link for more info.

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