Office of Research Security & Ethics

The University of Cincinnati’s Office of Research Security & Ethics was established as part of UC’s commitment to adhering to the highest standards of ethics, integrity, and responsible research. Conflicts of interest have the potential to threaten the integrity of the researcher, the University, academic research, training, or other activities.

Online Training

Conflicts of Interest in Research

Target Audience: All faculty and staff who conduct research at UC

Research Office: Office for Ethics in Industry Engagement

Faculty and staff who participate in funded research at the University of Cincinnati must complete training on promoting objectivity in research. This training is required every four years, at a minimum, due to federal regulations governing conflicts of interest in research. The course for meeting this requirement is available in the UC online training application CPD (Continuous Professional Development). If you are a UC employee and have not completed the Conflict of Interest Training, you will not be able to complete your Outside Activity Report.

Past Events

31
Mar 2022

Event

Virtual - HUTTON LECTURE: CONFRONTING THE GLOBAL CRISIS IN KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTION - Bridget Pratt, University of Melbourne (3/31)

Time: March 31, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: Virtual

Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, General Public

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Learning objectives
  • To identify five dimensions/components of social justice and how they are defined
  • To understand how health research can be designed to promote those five dimensions of social justice
  • To give examples of practical strategies to take these learnings forward in your own research practice
 
Bio: Bridget is an ethics researcher and the Mater Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Ethics at Queensland Bioethics Centre at Australian Catholic University. She is a Visiting Professor at the Julius Centre for Global Health at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. She is an honorary at the Centre for Health Equity at the University of Melbourne. Bridget received her PhD in bioethics in 2012 and her Masters in International Health in 2009 from Monash University in Australia. From 2013 to 2015, Bridget was a Hecht-Levi fellow at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and a research fellow in the Department of International Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. From 2013-2020, she was a research fellow in Centre for Health Equity at the School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne.
Bridget’s research interests include the ethics of global health research, health systems, and urban planning, with a focus on equity, social justice, and (more recently) ecological justice. In her work, she uses a combination of applied philosophy and qualitative methods, reflecting her belief that the most robust ethical guidance is informed by both theory and practice. She has developed ethical guidance on the following topics: research priority-setting, research governance, community engagement, ancillary care, capacity development, post-study benefits, and data sharing.
31
Mar 2022

Event

ETHICS AND EQUITY IN ACADEMIC PUBLISHING - Liz Scarpelli, Director of University of Cincinnati Press (3/31)

Time: March 31, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: Virtual

Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, General Public

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Liz Scarpelli and Andrew Cullison will facilitate a conversation about ethics and equity issues in academic publishing. Topics will include the rising costs of textbooks and the open access movement. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the publishing process. We will also discuss what limits there should be if any on the publication of controversial topics.
About Liz Scarpelli
Elizabeth Scarpelli is the founding director of the University of Cincinnati Press.  Prior to starting the press in 2017, she worked as marketing and sales director at Rutgers University Press, textbook sales director at Cambridge University Press, textbook district sales director at Prentice Hall-Pearson, and Publishing Services Director Baker and Taylor.  In addition to director, she acquires books for the Press in social justice across all disciplines, educational studies, academic-community collaborations, Ohio and the greater Cincinnati area, open educational resources, and open-access textbooks.  She has a BA from Fordham University in Communications and a MA in Higher Education Administration from the University of Cincinnati.  She is a member of the DE&I task force and OD Advisory Council for UC Library and the Rapid Response Team for UC-College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services. She is also a member of AUPress, Library Publisher Coalition, and is on the board of the Midwest Independent Publishers Association.
31
Mar 2022

Event

LEADERSHIP IN CRISIS - Jon Fortt, Co-anchor CNBC (3/31)

Time: March 31, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Location: Virtual

Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, General Public

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Jon Fortt will lead a discussion on Leadership in Crisis drawing from over two decades of experience covering leaders in the tech industry. Participants will also have a chance to sign-up for his online course The Black Experience in America for free.
31
Mar 2022

Event

ETHICAL ISSUES WITH CRYPTOCURRENCY - Michael Jones, University of Cincinnati (3/31)

Time: March 31, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: Virtual

Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, General Public

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Join Michael Jones for a conversation on the ethical issues surrounding cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin.
About Michael Jones
Michael Jones is an Associate Professor, Educator of Economics, at the University of Cincinnati. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Notre Dame and his MBA. from the University of Cincinnati. Prior to receiving his Ph.D., he worked as a Senior Research Analyst for the Nielsen Company and as a Senior Business Development Manager at Cincinnati Bell. He is also the Academic Director for the Kautz-Uible Economics Institute and the Academic Director for the MS Applied Economics Program.
31
Mar 2022

Event

LEADERSHIP AND ALLYSHIP - Kristen Campbell, University of Cincinnati (3/31)

Time: March 31, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Location: Virtual

Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, General Public

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Join UC doctoral candidate, Kristen Campbell, for an interactive workshop on Leadership and Allyship
29
Mar 2022

Event

RESEARCH ACTION TEAMS SHOWCASE - Carlie Trott - Community-led Climate Resilience Planning for a More Equitable Cincinnati: Centering Equity and Justice through Neighborhood-level Advisory Councils (3/29)

Time: March 29, 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Location: Virtual

Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, General Public

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

In Cincinnati and cities across the nation, racial and environmental injustices are intensified under a changing climate, fueling demands for climate justice. This interdisciplinary, community-engaged pilot project simultaneously enacts and examines what a more just, equitable, and sustainable neighborhood-level planning process might look like—one that centers the voices and actions of community members in critically-affected Cincinnati neighborhoods.
29
Mar 2022

Event

RESEARCH ACTION TEAMS SHOWCASE - Anne Steinert - The Avondale Neighborhood History Initiative (3/29)

Time: March 29, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Location: Virtual

Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, General Public

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Beginning in the summer of 2021, the Avondale Neighborhood History Initiative empowers residents of Avondale, Cincinnati’s largest Black neighborhood, to discover, preserve, and present the history of their own neighborhood. This community-led process “prioritize[s] leadership by those most affected by injustice and inequity in order to effect structural and systemic changes that can support and sustain inclusive and healthy communities.”1 The expected outcomes of this process will be a trained team of lay community historians who will conduct extensive research and collaborate with humanities scholars to plan a multi-modal three-site public history exhibition including a Black history walking trail, digital exhibitions, panel exhibits, an oral history project, and school programs.
29
Mar 2022

Event

RESEARCH ACTION TEAMS SHOWCASE - Kate Bonansinga - Step Up to Art: Art on Cincinnati's Staircases to Improve Public Health and Neighborhood Connection (3/29)

Time: March 29, 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Location: Virtual

Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, General Public

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Can public art on Cincinnati’s exterior stairways improve the emotional and physical health of its residents and the connectivity between neighborhoods? Step Up to Art addresses this question by reimagining the pedestrian infrastructure, and consequently the future of social interaction, through the implementation of art to transform 19th-century stairways located in Cincinnati’s urban core.
18
Nov 2019

Event

Lunch n' Learn: Ohio Innocence Project (11/18)

Time: November 18, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: Medical Sciences Building 2351

Target Audience: Office of Research Employees

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

The Ohio Innocence Project has freed 28 Ohioans from prison who together served 525 years in prison for crimes they didn't commit.   Professor Mark Godsey, cofounder and director of OIP, will talk of OIP's mission and successes, and one of his exonerated clients, Dean Gillispie, will tell his emotional story of serving two decades in prison for crimes he didn't commit.
04
Apr 2019

Event

Hutton Ethics Lectureship (4/4)

Time: April 4, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: MSB E351

Target Audience: All faculty, post-docs, and research administrators

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Dr. Benjamin Wilfond will be the Hutton Ethics Lectureship keynote speaker at noon on April 4 and plans to pose a radical question to the UC medical community. He asks: Why does medical research and clinical work have to exist separate from one another? If the approach was reevaluated to include the opinion of patients and include informed consent—think about all that could be accomplished, Wilfond says. He’ll discuss his Research on Medical Practices (ROMP) project, a collaborative effort of Seattle Children’s, the University of Washington and Stanford University.
01
Dec 2017

Event

Conflicts, Startups and You: What Ethical Considerations and University Rules you Need to Keep in Mind When Starting a Company (12/1)

Time: December 1, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: 400A Tangeman University Center

Target Audience: Faculty, staff and students interested in startups and entrepreneurial affairs

Research Office: Office for Ethics in Industry Engagement

This session will provide a roadmap for launching entrepreneurial initiatives while also considering institutional responsibilities and other ethical considerations that may be impacted by commercialization activities. Ethical considerations and strategies to manage potential conflicts of interest will be offered and discussed.

Presenters:     
Holly Bante, UC Assistant VP for Ethics in Industry Engagement
Geoffrey Pinski, UCTAC Director Office of Technology & Commercialization

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Contact

Mailing Address

Office of Research Security & Ethics 
University of Cincinnati
University Hall, Suite 540
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0663
P.O. Box 210663

Street Address

University Hall, Suite 540 
51 Goodman Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0663
P.O. Box 210663

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General Inquiries

Phone: 513-556-5501

Email: ConflictOfInterest@uc.edu