Research Integrity/RCR Workshop

Twenty-seventh Annual International Conference




The 2018 Research Intergrity/RCR Workshop is currently in the planning stages.  If you have a suggestion for a specific topic to be discussed or if you would like to be a part of the planning team, please contact the APPE Office at



Below is information from the 2016 workshop.  For those not in attendance, it will give you an idea of what topics were covered. 

2016 Research Integrity/RCR Workshop

 Thursday, February 18, 2016

Research Integrity Inside the Beltway: Looking Back and Looking Forward

Trisha Phillips (Coordinator), Political Science, West Virginia University


The Association for Practical and Professional Ethics is pleased to announce “Research Integrity Inside the Beltway: Looking Back and Looking Forward.” This pre-conference workshop preceded the main program of the 25th Annual Meeting of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) in Reston, Virginia.

This is an exciting time as we reflect on significant achievements in the field, current issues, policy and program mandates, and new challenges.  Our presenters will discuss the research integrity issues their agencies and organizations address, the difficulties involved in developing policy, and the future of research and policy on research integrity.


The workshop featured a report from the 4th World Conference on Research Integrity (provided by Elizabeth Heitman and Daniel Vasgird), and presentations by the following invited speakers:


  1. Tom Arrison, Program Director for Development, Security, and Cooperation

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

  1. Daniel Denecke, Vice President, Best Practices and Strategic Initiatives

Council of Graduate Schools

  1. Francesca Grifo, Scientific Integrity Official

Environmental Protection Agency

  1. Zoë Hammatt, Director, Division of Education and Integrity

Office of Research Integrity

  1. Allison C. Lerner, Inspector General

National Science Foundation

  1. Heather Pierce, Sr. Director, Science Policy & Regulatory Counsel

American Association of Medical Colleges


The pre-conference workshop took place on February 18th, 2016, from 9-4, and the main conference program began at 4:00 and continued through Saturday, February 20th.

Workshop attendees are invited to register and attend the main conference program which features a presentation by Christine Grady (NIH) and peer-reviewed presentations on a number of topics in research integrity, bioethics, business ethics, environmental ethics, and moral theory.

Registration for the workshop is:

APPE Members:  On time registration – $75; late registration (after January 18) – $105

Non-members: On time registration – $110; late registration (after January 18) – $140

Registration can be purchased along with your APPE Annual Conference registration at the following link: Annual Conference Registration

For additiona information, please contact the APPE office at or 812-855-6450.