Research Integrity Webinar Series

Think Research Misconduct Allegations Can’t Happen to You? Think Again!

Research misconduct allegations at IU continue to rise, and have a huge impact on the affected researchers, their colleagues, and their research. Falsification, fabrication, and plagiarism can happen in any discipline, on any campus, and often looks very different from the research misconduct cases in the headlines. In this webinar series, IU Research Integrity Office staff joined faculty members who adjudicate research misconduct cases to discuss the causes and consequences of research misconduct and share lessons learned from real cases right here at IU.

Previous Sessions


The Culture of Research Misconduct

April 18, 2022

The environment and culture of a lab or research team is a significant predictor of research practices, both good and bad. RIO staff will share examples of how negative environments have led to allegations of research misconduct, and faculty colleagues will discuss approaches for ensuring a culture that discourages research misconduct.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™, and ANCC contact hours by Indiana University School of Medicine.

Presenters: Shelley Bizila, Research Integrity Officer, Indiana University; Ted Cummins, PhD, Department Chair and Professor, Department of Biology, IUPUI School of Science; Linda Smith, PhD, Distinguished Professor and Chancellor's Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, IU Bloomington College of Arts + Sciences

Introduction by: Thomas Hurley, PhD, Associate Dean for Graduate Education IU School of Medicine

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The By-line and Its Impact

January 13, 2022

Learn how authorship decisions can lead to research misconduct allegations, and what to do about it. Research Integrity Office staff will highlight several examples from recent cases and faculty colleagues will share best practices for determining and documenting authorship, as well as strategies for avoiding authorship disputes.

Presenters: Shelley Bizila, MS, Victoria L. Champion, PhD, RN, FAAN, Julie Manning Magid, JD

With an introduction by: Dr. Rick Van Kooten, Executive Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, IU Bloomington

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Small Mistakes, Big Consequences

October 6, 2021

Many research misconduct allegations stem from sloppy mistakes or poor documentation practices. Research Integrity Office staff will highlight several examples from recent cases and faculty colleagues will offer potential solutions for ensuring protocol compliance.

Presenters: Shelley Bizila, MS, Christopher M. Callahan, MD, MACP, and Matthew R. Allen, PhD

With Introductions by: Fred Cate, and Tatiana Foroud, PhD

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Suggested reading and resources