Welcome to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute Responsible Conduct of Research Site!
This site provides a wide range of educational resources on scientific integrity for The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) research community - useful and applicable whether you are new to research or have many years of experience. As a central component of the CHOP Research Institute's Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) program the site is designed to:
- Convey and clarify role-specific RCR training requirements
- Facilitate access to RCR educational materials and resources
- Serve as a faculty resource for delivering RCR instruction
- Increase understanding of RCR-related federal regulations and CHOP policies
- Introduce institutional experts to answer questions and offer guidance
December 2016 Feature: Researcher in Society
The roles and responsibilities of researchers extend beyond the scientific community. Researchers may inspire young scientists through school or community initiatives; communicate new scientific results in lay language; engage the public in discussions on complex scientific issues; or serve as an expert advisor to policy makers at all levels of government.
Check out these selected resources to learn more about the many ways that researchers connect with society.
Communicating Science: Tools for Scientists and Engineers by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) offers online, print, and in-person workshops to help researchers communicate more broadly with the public. Online topics include: Communication Basics, Working with Reporters, and Public Outreach.
How Scientists Engage the Public is a 2015 report from the Pew Research Center that explores how scientists interact with the public and journalists and their reasons for doing so.
How Scientists Can Influence Policy by Elisabeth Pain in Science Careers, February 16, 2014, provides guidance and resources for how scientists can become involved in public policy decisions.
The Ethical Challenges of Socially Responsible Science by David Resnik and Kevin Elliot in Accountability in Research, 2016, provides recommendations to help researchers deal with some of the ethical issues that may arise when exercising their social responsibilities.
Socially Responsible Science is More than “Good Science” by Stephanie J. Bird in the Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education, 2014, discusses the larger societal context of science and technology as it relates to the responsibilities of researchers.
Talking to the Public About Risk by Tania Rabesandratana in Science Careers, October 15, 2014, discusses the professional responsibilities of scientists when communicating risk.
USA Science and Engineering Festival is a nationwide event designed to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.
National Institutes of Health Office of Biotechnology Activities – Dual Use Research of Concern provides a video and resources on dual use research.
Explore the Researcher in Society Topic on this site.