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 one hour or RCR advanced training credit hours.  

September 17, 2020 - The Unseen Risks in Laboratory Safety

Behavior connects safety plans and desired outcomes.  Human behavior is a risk which is influenced by a variety of factors which exceed the implemented safety controls for inherent risks laboratory environments.  Simply stated, human risk factors are residual risks which must be considered when addressing laboratory safety.  This presentation will explore the invisible risks within the laboratory – those directly associated with human risk factors or residual risk which exists after inherent risks are controlled for strategically.   

Presenter—Sean Kaufman, CEO and Founding Partner of Safer Behaviors
To find out more about Sean and Safer Behaviors, please visit: 
Target audience – Faculty, staff, postdocs and students
Location- Via online: GoToTraining
You must register here:
This seminar DOES qualify for one hour of advanced RCR training.

October 20, 2020 - Conflict of Interest, Foreign Influence, and Research: What You Need to Know

Join a panel discussion with a focus on an overview of conflict of interest and foreign influence, and how the two could affect your research.

Presenters – Alisha Oxendine, Conflict of Interest Program Director and Tamara Hemingway, Director of Export Compliance and Research Security
Target audience – Faculty, staff, postdocs and students
Location via Zoom; 12pm-1pm
Join the Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 992 7815 2975
Passcode: 386541

November 12, 2020 - The Clemson Researcher’s Guide to Intellectual Property Basics

Intellectual property (IP) and the issues that accompany them issues may not be the sole or even the primary focus for a university researcher. However, failure to properly consider IP issues can lead to frustrating and potentially costly challenges. The good news is for the researcher is that managing IP in research, requires only a minimal working understanding of the issues and where to access on-campus assistance in dealing with them. Attendees of this session will cover IP fundamentals that all researchers should know about IP, the different forms of IP, the importance of IP management in a researcher’s work, and provide additional sources of information regarding IP.

Presenter—Chase Kasper, CURF Director of Business Development
Target audience – Faculty, staff, postdocs and students
Location- Via online: Zoom
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 999 3310 5332
Passcode: 515037
This seminar DOES qualify for one hour of advanced RCR training.


Other Offerings

October 22 nd from 12-1pm - Workshop 1: predatory publishing (Presenters: Jenessa McElfresh and Megan Sheffield)

Predatory publishing is a growing concern in scholarly research for both content creators and researchers. Predatory publishers deceive authors and readers by publishing their research for a fee without providing the editorial services typical of vetted open access publishers such as rigorous peer review, yet often masquerade in trusted databases and web sources as legitimate journals. Join us online for a workshop on the rise and impact of predatory publishing, how to identify predatory publications, and how to avoid using and submitting to these decidedly non-scholarly sources. To register:  This seminar will count for 1 hour of advanced RCR credit

October 20 th at 1pm - Workshop 2: Research Impact & Metrics (Presenters: Jenessa McElfresh and Yang Wu)

Join Clemson Libraries for a workshop where we will uncover key tools and metrics needed to analyze and broaden the impact of published research. Participants of this workshop will learn how to use these tools, including author identifiers, profiles, and open access institutional repositories, most effectively in order to reach new audiences and provide metrics that uncover the broader impressions of their research.  Join us online to learn about the metrics, profiles, and repositories that Clemson authors can employ to boost their professional impact. To register:  This seminar will count for 1 hour of advanced RCR credit


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 Hope Smith-Sielicki, 864-656-1525

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