February 16, 2016


SUBJECT:   Research Ethics Program Events

UC San Diego is committed to the highest standards of integrity in research. To help maintain and foster research integrity, our Research Ethics Program has recently announced four upcoming events and activities that you may find of interest:

* Visiting Lecture by National Leader in Research Integrity Dr. Francis Macrina, VP for Research and Innovation, Virginia Commonwealth University, will join the UCSD research community to discuss the challenges we face in developing technologies that might be used for purposes other than those intended (e.g., bioterrorism). The event will be held Wednesday, March 2, 1:30-3 pm. For more information or to RSVP, please contact

* Research Integrity Awards
In 2015, the Research Ethics Program launched the first annual competition for awards in research integrity. Nominations for the 2016 program are now open for individuals, including graduate students, who deserve recognition for their contributions to the integrity of research. Nominations are due by Monday, April 4, 8 am. More information can be found at:

* Research Integrity Contest
This year, the Research Ethics Program has launched a new contest for students and postdocs who have the talent to express important messages about research integrity in media such as photos, video, or art. Submissions are now being accepted and are due by Thursday, March 31. Awards of up to $250 are being offered. More information can be found at:

* Peer Leadership in Scientific Integrity Workshop A new UCSD workshop has been designed for graduate students to promote discussion about research integrity while providing participants with skills and credentials potentially useful to their career goals. The workshop is scheduled for Friday, April 22, 9am-4:30pm. Details can be found online at: Space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please contact

We hope you will take advantage of these opportunities.

Sandra A Brown
Vice Chancellor for Research