APPE Research Integrity Scholars and Educators sm (RISE)

Mission

The Association for Practical and Professional Ethics Research Integrity Scholars and Educators (APPE RISE sm) Consortium promotes education and research on research ethics, research integrity, and the responsible conduct of research. In support of this mission, the APPE RISEsm Consortium serves as a forum for academics, practitioners, and other stakeholders to share experience, expertise, and scholarship. The Consortium collaborates with external partners on matters pertaining to research ethics pedagogy, research, and policy.

News

APPE RISEsm Consortium Third Annual Pre-Conference Symposium: Call for Proposals

Submission Deadline November 8, 2021

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History

The realm of research ethics has a long and complex history involving many different types of disciplines, projects, and organizations across the world. Much of the realm is shaped by historical cases involving human and non-human animals in research.  Yet research ethics is much broader than that, encompassing research practice in any discipline or field.  The responsible conduct of research (RCR), a phrase some use interchangeably with research ethics and/or research integrity and others do not, began to emerge in the late 1980s. Over the latest several decades, the need for RCR education and training has been significantly influenced by policies from the U.S. National Institutes of Health and more recently, from the U.S. National Science Foundation.

For many years, APPE has had a prominent role in being part of the conversation related to research ethics and RCR.  For example, in 2006, the Responsible Conduct of Research Education Committee (RCREC) became formally part of APPE. In later years, the RCREC was rebranded as an APPE Special Interest Section. Among other activities, the Section recruited experts to speak at APPE’s annual conferences, discussed latest happenings in research ethics, and created networking opportunities for academics, practitioners, and other interested individuals. In 2019, its name officially changed to the Research Integrity Scholars and Educators (RISE) Consortium. 

Current and Past Leadership

2021-present
Chair: Jason Borenstein (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Co-Chair: William Gannon (University of New Mexico)
Outreach Coordinator: Greg Kelly (Johns Hopkins University)

2019-2021*
Chair: William Gannon (University of New Mexico)
Co-Chair: Dena Plemmons (University of California Riverside)

*In 2019, the Research Ethics Special Interest Section within APPE officially became the Research Integrity Scholars and Educators (RISE) Consortium.

2017-2019
Chair: Dena Plemmons (University of California Riverside)
Co-chair: Anita Gordon (University of Northern Iowa)

2016-2017
Chair: Anita Gordon (University of Northern Iowa)