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Brown Bag Series/Advanced RCR Training Offerings

Brown Bag Series

The Brown Bag Seminar Series is an opportunity for the Clemson University community to better understand research integrity and research compliance related topics. 

Please register for one or more of the following presentations

Bring your lunch and snacks will be provided.  These seminars DO qualify for RCR advanced training credit hours.

February 8, 2018, noon-1:00pm – In the Lab

An interactive presentation using role playing in the Office of Research Integrity video “In the Lab”. The video starts with a scenario gone bad. As a group we will then step back in time and choose a role (Grad student, Postdoc, PI and Research Administrator). We will examine a series of decisions that were made and choose a path in order to change the final outcome. Any resemblance of character roles to actual people is purely coincidental.

Presenter – Julia Frugoli, Ph.D., Alumni Distinguished Professor, Associate Chair, Department of Genetics and Biochemistry
Target audience – Faculty, staff, postdocs and students
Location - Academic Success Center, Room 118
Counts for 1 hour of Advanced RCR training credit

March 1, 2018, noon-1:00pm – Copyright and Plagiarism: Untangling the Knot

Plagiarism and copyright violations, while distinct in their legal and professional impacts, share common roots in the misuse of intellectual property. Join Dean and Wesolek to explore some of the fundamentals of each, their similarities, and differences. Participants will come away with a greater understanding of the law (copyright) and academic integrity (plagiarism), as well as strategies for avoid running afoul of either in the course of teaching and research.

Presenters – Andrew Wesolek, Head Of Digital Scholarship and Kirsten Dean, Undergraduate Instruction & OER Librarian, Clemson University Libraries
Target audience – Faculty, staff, postdocs and students
Location - Academic Success Center, Room 118
Counts for 1 hour of Advanced RCR training credit

April 26, 2018, 1:00-3:00pm - "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" the movie

Target audience - Faculty, staff, postdocs and students
Location -
Hendrix Student Center, McKissick Theater
Counts for 2 hours of Advanced RCR training credits

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, in vitro fertilization, and more. Henrietta’s cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can’t afford health insurance.

An HBO movie by Oprah Winfrey and Alan Ball, this New York Times bestseller takes readers on an extraordinary journey, from the “colored” ward of Johns Hopkins Hospital in the 1950s to stark white laboratories with freezers filled with HeLa cells, from Henrietta’s small, dying hometown of Clover, Virginia, to East Baltimore today, where her children and grandchildren live and struggle with the legacy of her cells. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew. It’s a story inextricably connected to the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over whether we control the stuff we’re made of.

Other Offerings

The library regularly offers courses on plagiarism and data management that qualify for one hour of RCR advanced training credit.  Please see the course schedule and register.

The Graduate School Professional Development office offers additional courses related to research, teaching, ethics, career development, leadership and wellness.

Questions?  Please contact Cathy Welton, 864-656-1525

If faculty, staff and students would like to have specialized training or have suggestions for future programs, please contact Tracy Arwood, 864-656-1525.