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Many resources are available to assist faculty and students in developing research, scholarly, and creative activities at Rowan.
The Chronicle of Higher Education compiles a searchable list of education-related conferences that can be used without requiring a subscription to the Chronicle: http://chronicle.com/gazette/.
Guide to Ethical Conduct in Research Released
March 27, 2009 -- A new edition of On Being a Scientist: A Guide to Responsible Conduct in Research offers researchers -- particularly early-career scientists and their mentors -- guidance on how to conduct research responsibly and avoid misconduct such as fabrication and plagiarism. The guide, issued by the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine, includes new case studies and has been updated to reflect the emergence of electronic publishing and globalization of research. http://www.nationalacademies.org/morenews/20090327.html
International Compilation of Human Subject Protections (2010)
The 2010 version lists about 1,100 laws, regulations, and guidelines on human subject protections from 96 countries. This year’s Compilation includes listings from 5 new countries: Dominica, Guatemala, Honduras, Kyrgyzstan, and Qatar. Many of the listings include the web address, allowing the reader to link directly to the law, regulation, or guideline of interest. Prepared by the Office for Human Research Protections of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Compilation is designed for use by IRBs, researchers, sponsors, and others involved in human subjects research around the world.
National Academies Issues Revised Guide to Responsible Conduct in Research
The National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine have released the third edition of On Being a Scientist: A Guide to Responsible Conduct in Research. The book is available free online, or may be purchased as a PDF download or in paperback. On Being a Scientist was designed to supplement the informal lessons in ethics provided by research supervisors and mentors. The book describes the ethical foundations of scientific practices and some of the personal and professional issues that researchers encounter in their work. It applies to all forms of research--whether in academic, industrial, or governmental settings-and to all scientific disciplines. On Being a Scientist is aimed primarily at graduate students and beginning researchers, but its lessons apply to all scientists at all stages of their scientific careers. http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12192
New Jersey Patent Bank
The New Jersey Patent Bank is a free and searchable web portal that allows innovators to post their New Jersey-based patents. The Patent Bank is designed to encourage the transfer of technology among the state’s 50 institutions of higher education, New Jersey companies and individuals. http://www.state.nj.us/patentbank/.
NIH New and Early Stage Investigators
ESIs are New Investigators who are within 10 years of completing their terminal research degree or within 10 years of completing their medical residency at the time they apply for R01 grants. This website includes policies for Early Stage Investigators, award and grant information, and partner institutions. http://grants.nih.gov/grants/new_investigators/index.htm
Tech Expo is a "Technical Conference Resource Center" that chronologically posts technical and scientific events