Joint Lecture Series-Pierce

Joint Lecture Series

Reducing Burden for Researchers and Advancing Research Ethics: Is It A Tradeoff?

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Heather Pierce is the Senior Director for Science Policy and Regulatory Counsel for the Association of American Medical Colleges, where she is the subject matter expert for issues related to the regulation of science and research, as well as interactions between industry, academia, and government. In a public lecture, she will discuss whether recent welcome efforts to reduce burden for researchers may be in conflict with a growing emphasis on transparency, research integrity, and research security. From headline reports on researchers' failure to disclose financial interests to concerns about the integrity and reproducibility of research, animal welfare, and human subject protection, external pressures on universities and researchers seem to be increasing.  In this tension between a national commitment to decreasing burden and calls for more reporting, more transparency, and more accountability, where does that leave the academic research enterprise?  Please join the Office of Research Compliance and the Indiana CTSI at this public lecture.

March 3, 2020, 4-5:30PM

Hine Hall Auditorium, 875 W North St, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Attendance is limited. Register now!

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About the Joint Lecture Series

The Office of Research Compliance, in collaboration with academic units throughout IU, hosts this lecture series on key topics in research compliance.  Twice a year – in the spring in Indianapolis and the fall in Bloomington – ORC brings in an internationally/nationally known speaker for 1.5 to 2 day visit including a public lecture and a series of meetings with relevant key stakeholders.  Please join us. For more information and if you would like to collaborate with ORC on co-sponsoring such a visit, contact