The University's 5th annual Research Ethics Week takes place March 2 - 6. This year, a record number of college and departments are offering events and training on ethics and integrity in research. Find more information about Research Ethics week here. Research Ethics Week is anchored by the annual Research Ethics Conference, this year on "The Power and Perils of Research Data: Generating, Storing & Sharing Data Responsibly." Register to attend in person or online here.
A Washington Post article by Michael T. Osterholm and Mark Olshaker states that, "Of all our endless wars, the most protracted is our war against dangerous microbes, of which the covid-19 coronavirus is the latest battle. Just as we honor our fallen warriors on the battlefield, we should honor 34-year-old Li Wenliang, the Wuhan physician who died of the disease last week after defying Chinese authorities by trying to get the word out about the growing outbreak." Dr. Osterholm is Director of CIDRAP, a Consortium member center. Read more.
Register now for the 2020 Research Ethics Conference. Hear from top national experts on the legal, bioethical, and policy issues in research with all data types – issues in data collection, analysis to ensure replicability, storage, and sharing. Join us to consider data ethics, communication, and digital privacy. Local experts will also analyze the challenges of responsibly using big data and ethical use of data in health-related research, including consent, confidentiality, and sensitivity to participant concerns. Read More.
The Consortium of Law and Values is pleased to welcome Matt Tveter as our new Director of Strategic Communication and Outreach. Matt holds a master’s degree in Strategic Communication from the University’s Hubbard School of Journalism & Mass Communication. He brings 15 years of experience in strategic planning, customer research, communications, and project management. Read more.
The Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences is pleased to announce the 2019-20 Consortium Research Awards (for work in 2020-21). The Consortium provides funding for intramural projects related to the societal implications of problems in health, environment, and the life sciences. Grants will be awarded in the spring 2020 to University of Minnesota graduate and professional students for work during the Summer 2020 and academic year 2020-21. Student organizations may also apply for these grants. A total of $35,000 is available with a maximum individual award of $7,000. Awards can include a stipend for research and writing and funds for research supplies, or funding for a program or colloquia. Read More.