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Melissa Anderson, Co-chair
University of Minnesota

Melissa S. Anderson, Ph.D., is Associate Dean of Graduate Education and Professor of Higher Education at the University of Minnesota.  She serves on the Committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Ethics Committee of the American Educational Research Association,and the editorial boards of Science and Engineering Ethics, Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, and Accountability in Research. She chaired the committee that wrote the Ethical Principles for the Association for the Study of Higher Education. Dr. Anderson's work over the past 25 years has been in the areas of research integrity, research misconduct, and academy-industry relations. Her research, funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, has focused on the research environment in relation to research integrity. Dr. Anderson was principal investigator of an NIH-funded study of international research collaborations, and she recently co-edited (with Nick Steneck) the volume International Research Collaborations: Much to be Gained, Many Ways to Get in Trouble (Routledge Press).

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Sabine Kleinert, Co-chair
The Lancet

Sabine Kleinert studied Medicine in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the USA, and trained as a Paediatrician in the UK and Belgium. After further specialist training in Paediatric Cardiology at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London and the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, and research training at the Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, USA, she joined The Lancet as a full-time Medical Editor in 1998. In March 2002, she became Executive Editor, and in July 2006 Senior Executive Editor. She joined the Committee on Publication Ethics in 1999, was elected to Council in 2002, and served as Vice-Chair from 2006 to March 2012. She is on the steering committee for the World Health Summits, held annually in Berlin, Germany, and was a member of the planning committee of the first and second World Conference on Research Integrity. She now co-chairs the planning committee for the 2013 World Conference on Research Integrity.

Dick Bourgeois-Doyle

National Research Council Canada

 

Dick Bourgeois-Doyle is Director of Corporate Governance at the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). In this role, he has management responsibility for the secretariat to the NRC Council and senior executive as well as for ethics policies and administrative support involving human subjects research, animal care, conflict of interest, and disclosures of wrongdoing as well as research integrity.  He has also been involved in a number of special projects since joining the NRC Executive Offices in 1987. He previously served as Chief Policy Advisor and Chief of Staff to the Canadian Minister of Science and Technology and to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans.  Prior to joining the federal government, Bourgeois-Doyle was a start-up manager of successful technology and public relations firms. A former broadcaster and journalist, Bourgeois-Doyle has contributed to many articles, TV features, and radio programs on science history and is the author of the biographies George J. Klein: the Great Inventor and Her Daughter, the Engineer: the Life of Elsie Gregory MacGill. He is also the Editor of Renaissance II: Canadian Creativity and Innovation in the New Millennium.

 

 

Peter Brooks
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

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Dirk de Hen
Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences

Dirk de Hen studied law at the University of Amsterdam and graduated in March 1976. After a career at three Departments of the Dutch government including the Ministry of Education and Science, he started to work at the Bureau of The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in the spring of 1989.

In 2003, he was appointed Secretary of the newly created National Board for Science Integrity in the Netherlands. In 2007, the European Network of Research Integrity Offices started and Dirk de Hen was elected as its Chair at the general meeting of ENRIO in Amsterdam in March 2009.

 

Daniele Fanelli
The University of Edinburgh

Daniele Fanelli is a Leverlhulme research fellow at the University of Edinburgh, UK, where he uses advanced quantitative methods to help settle long-standing philosophical and sociological debates on the nature of science.

The prevalence and causes of bias and misconduct are one of his main research interests. His 2009 meta-analysis on scientific misconduct is in the top 1% of Article-Level Metrics for all PLoS articles, currently counting more than 85,000 downloads.

His background includes a PhD in Evolutionary Biology and a Master in Scientific Communication. He has published several papers on the evolution of cooperation in wasps, and has written over 140 popular science articles for magazines including New Scientist, L'espresso and Le Scienze, before being awarded a Marie Curie European fellowship to start his current line of research. He is a regular media commentator on issues of scientific misconduct.

 

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Mark S Frankel

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Mark S. Frankel, PhD, directs the Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He has organized several projects on research integrity and scientific misconduct, including more than a dozen workshops for university administrators, bench scientists, post-docs and graduate students and the production of a series of case studies on video for educational use. He was on the Institute of Medicine committee that produced the report, Integrity in Scientific Research: Creating an Environment That Promotes Responsible Conduct (2002). Dr. Frankel was on the planning committee for the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore, 2010. He is editor of AAAS's quarterly publication, Professional Ethics Report, and serves on the Science and Ethics Advisory Group at Hoffmann-La Roche-Genentech.

 

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Abraham Fuks
McGill University

Abraham Fuks is a Professor in the Department of Medicine at McGill University. His research interests have included the immunogenetics of diabetes, the biology of tumour-associated antigens and cell adhesion molecules, and ethical aspects of the design of trials involving human subjects. He served as Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at McGill from 1995 to 2006 and was a Visiting Professor in the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard University in 2007-2008. His current scholarly interests include the language of medicine and its metaphoric structure and the study of narratives in the clinical dyad. Dr. Fuks is currently the Research Integrity Officer at McGill University.

 

Pascale Ouellet
Université de Montréal

Trained as a biologist, Pascale Ouellet made graduate studies in neuroscience and molecular biology. She taught for 8 years at the Université de Montréal in the fields of physiopathology of psychotropic drugs, of cellular and molecular biology and of biotechnology. After a stay at the Conference of Rectors and Principals of Quebec Universities (CREPUQ) for the works of the University Programs Commission, she joined the team set up by the Quebec Minister of Research, Science and Technology in order to elaborate the Policy on Science and Innovation that was made public in 2001. Having subsequently worked in strategic planning in this ministry, she returned to UdeM in 2003 as the executive assistant to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science and, since 2007, is the executive assistant to the Vice-Rector, Research. She implemented in 2010 and currently oversees the Norms and Integrity Unit, regrouping a major part of the activities related to the responsible conduct of research: scientific probity, ethics of research involving humans, ethics in animal experimentation and controlled goods.

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Sun Ping
Institute of Science and Technical Information of China

Dr. SUN Ping is currently engaging in the work of Secretariat of the Office of Research Integrity, Ministry of Science and Technology of China. His role includes conducting relevant researches, the administration of the MOST-ORI-sponsored projects, and the maintenance of a dedicated research integrity website in China (http://www.sinori.cn) . He worked at the Chinese Ministry of Education from 1984 to 2002, mainly engaging in international cooperation affairs.

 

 

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Carthage Smith
International Council for Science (ICSU)

Carthage Smith is Deputy Executive Director of the International Council for Science (ICSU), which is an international non-governmental organization, whose membership includes national science bodies (130) and international scientific unions (30). ICSU's mission is to strengthen international science for the benefit of society. Carthage has been at ICSU since 2001. Prior to moving to ICSU, he was head of the International Section at the Medical Research Council in the UK. Originally trained as a biochemist, his PhD and research background are in Neuroscience.


Jan Taplick
Nanyang Technological University

Jan Taplick studied Biology at the University of Leipzig, Germany between 1990 and 1995. From 1995 to 1999, he undertook PhD studies in Biochemistry at the Institute of Molecular Biology, Vienna Biocenter, Austria.

In 2000, Jan undertook postdoctoral research at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel under the supervision of Professor Moshe Oren in the field of tumor suppressor genes. He did this until 2002, when he became Fellowship Programme Manager at European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) in Heidelberg, Germany. His responsibilities at EMBO are the co-ordination of both Long-Term and Short-Term Fellowship Schemes, a continued evaluation of the Fellowship Programme, co-ordination of the Fellows Network and organisation of Fellows Meetings at EMBL Heidelberg and in the USA. In recent years, he was also involved in the evaluation of European national research programmes. In 2008, he was appointed Deputy Director of EMBO.

David Wright

Director, Office of Research Integrity, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health

 

David Wright joined the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) as Director in January 2012.  Before that he had a long academic career at Michigan State University where, most recently, he served as Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Community Sustainability (previously CARRS) where he taught history of science and technology, and the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR).  Earlier, Wright served for eleven years as the University Intellectual Integrity Officer and the Assistant Vice President for Research Ethics and Standards at MSU in which dual capacity he was responsible for most research regulatory compliance at the University. He also served for twelve years as the Chair of the University Committee on Research Involving Human Subjects (UCRIHS).

In 2001 Wright became an 'Expert Consultant' to ORI, working with both the Division of Investigation Oversight and the Division of Education and Integrity, where he helped design and implement the RIO Boot Camp program.  He previously served as program officer for the Humanities, Science, and Technology Program at the National Endowment for the Humanities. Dr. Wright studied humanities at Princeton (A.B.) and at MSU (Ph.D.).

 

 

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Ren Yi
Macquarie University

Dr. Ren Yi is currently working as the Director, Higher Degrees Research Office at the Macquarie University, Australia. He has been working in the Higher Education Sector in Australia for more than 10 years, including positions at the University of Melbourne, The University of Queensland, Victoria University and the University of Southern Queensland. Ren is actively involved with the research management profession. He is currently President of the Australasian Research Management Society as well as executive member of the Queensland Chapter. He is also an active member of the International Network of Research Management Societies. He has also been appointed to different research management committees by the Australia Research Council and by Universities Australia.

In 2009, Ren was awarded the Australian Endeavour Executive Award by Deputy Prime Minister Hon Julia Gillard. In the same year he also won an Award for Excellence 2009 from the Australasian Research Management Society for embedding research administration in a regional university. He has extensive experience as a researcher. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Melbourne in economic geography and international business. He currently holds an Australia Research Council Linkage Gant. Dr. Yi is currently a reviewer for the Academy of International Business and Australian Research Council.

Susan Zimmerman

Secretariat on Responsible Conduct of Research, Canada

 

Susan Zimmerman is the Executive Director of the Secretariat on Responsible Conduct of Research in Ottawa. SRCR is responsible for the implementation of the Tri-Agency Framework on Responsible Conduct of Research on behalf of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).  The Secretariat is also responsible for the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans.

She is a lawyer whose career has focused on health law and public policy. A native of Montreal, Susan received her undergraduate degree from Bryn Mawr College, civil law and common law degrees from McGill University, and a Master of Laws from the University of Toronto. Her professional experience includes positions as a senior research associate at the Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law at McGill University, Director of Legislation and Law Reform at the Canadian Bar Association, legal counsel at Health Canada and Director of Research for the Law Commission of Canada. Prior to her appointment to the Secretariat in September, 2007, Ms Zimmerman was a member of the Health Law Group at the Toronto office of a national law firm, where she represented health care institutions and a variety of health care professionals.

Ms Zimmerman has also been a university lecturer in health law and ethics and a member of research ethics boards.

 

Marie Lanouette, Conference Manager

National Research Council Canada