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ORGANIZING COMMITTEE


4th World Conference Planning Committee Co-Chairs: Melissa Anderson, University of Minnesota, U.S. &  Sabine Kleinert,The Lancet, UK.

Planning Committee of the
4th World Conference on Research Integrity



Melissa Anderson
Melissa Anderson, Co-Chair, University of Minnesota, US.

Melissa S. Anderson, Ph.D., is Associate Dean of Graduate Education and Professor of Higher Education at the University of Minnesota. She serves on the Committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Ethics Committee of the American Educational Research Association,and the editorial boards of Science and Engineering Ethics, Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, and Accountability in Research. She chaired the committee that wrote the Ethical Principles for the Association for the Study of Higher Education. Dr. Anderson's work over the past 25 years has been in the areas of research integrity, research misconduct, and academy-industry relations. Her research, funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, has focused on the research environment in relation to research integrity. Dr. Anderson was principal investigator of an NIH-funded study of international research collaborations, and she recently co-edited (with Nick Steneck) the volume International Research Collaborations: Much to be Gained, Many Ways to Get in Trouble (Routledge Press).



Sabine Kleinert
Sabine Kleinert, Co-Chair, The Lancet, UK.

Sabine Kleinert studied Medicine in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the USA, and trained as a Paediatrician in the UK and Belgium. After further specialist training in Paediatric Cardiology at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London and the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, and research training at the Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, USA, she joined The Lancet as a full-time Medical Editor in 1998. In March 2002, she became Executive Editor, and in July 2006 Senior Executive Editor. She joined the Committee on Publication Ethics in 1999, was elected to Council in 2002, and served as Vice-Chair from 2006 to March 2012. She is on the steering committee for the World Health Summits, held annually in Berlin, Germany, and was a member of the planning committee of the first and second World Conference on Research Integrity. She now co-chairs the planning committee for the 2013 World Conference on Research Integrity.



Sonia Vasconcelos
Sonia Vasconcelos, Local Co-Chair, UFRJ, Brazil

Associate Professor at the Science Education Program of the Institute of Medical Biochemistry Leopoldo de Meis (IBqM)/UFRJ.
Dr. Vasconcelos organized the I Brazilian Meeting on Research Integrity, Science and Publication Ethics (BRISPE) in 2010 and was coordinator of the II BRISPE and III BRISPE. She has participated actively in the World Conferences on Research Integrity - WCRI and has, since the 1st WCRI gotten involved in international RI/RCR initiatives. She has helped foster these initiatives at UFRJ and other Brazilian institutions. She teaches science communication, research methodology, RI/RCR and ethical publication practices at UFRJ, including a course fully devoted to RI/RCR. She is co-chair of the Graduate Council for Research Ethics (CTEP/UFRJ) and a member of the SubCommittee on Research Integrity of CTEP. She was one of the editors of the Joint Statement on Research Integrity of the II BRISPE.



Edson Watanabe
Edson Watanabe, Vice-Director of COPPE/UFRJ, Brazil

Edson Watanabe, PhD, Full Professor at the Electrical Engineering Program, COPPE. Dr. Watanabe is Vice-Director of COPPE/UFRJ. He has pioneered research integrity policies at COPPE/UFRJ, including those to tackle plagiarism in theses and dissertations. He has instituted a course, offered annually at COPPE, on scientific methodology combined with RI/RCR issues, which is open to non-COPPE participants. He has been active in discussing RI/RCR issues among COPPE’s faculty and has played a substantial role in promoting debates on the topic. Dr. Watanabe led the Commission that established COPPE´s recently released guidelines on research integrity. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and of the Sub-Committee on Research Integrity of CTEP/UFRJ. He was a member of the Organizing Committee of the II BRISPE and III BRISPE and one of the editors of the Joint Statement on Research Integrity.



Susan Zimmerman
Susan Zimmerman, Secretariat on Responsible Conduct of Research, Canada

Susan Zimmerman is the Executive Director of the Secretariat on Responsible Conduct of Research in Ottawa. SRCR is responsible for the implementation of the Tri-Agency Framework on Responsible Conduct of Research on behalf of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). The Secretariat is also responsible for the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans. She is a lawyer whose career has focused on health law and public policy. A native of Montreal, Susan received her undergraduate degree from Bryn Mawr College, civil law and common law degrees from McGill University, and a Master of Laws from the University of Toronto. Her professional experience includes positions as a senior research associate at the Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law at McGill University, Director of Legislation and Law Reform at the Canadian Bar Association, legal counsel at Health Canada and Director of Research for the Law Commission of Canada. Prior to her appointment to the Secretariat in September, 2007, Ms Zimmerman was a member of the Health Law Group at the Toronto office of a national law firm, where she represented health care institutions and a variety of health care professionals. Ms Zimmerman has also been a university lecturer in health law and ethics and a member of research ethics boards.



Nils Axelsen
Nils Axelsen, Ombudsman for Research Integrity at Statens Serum Institut in Copenhagen, Denmark

Nils Axelsen, MD and DSc.Med, was associate professor at Copenhagen University 1969-78, and has since then had leading positions at Statens Serum Institut, including being director for the institute 1985-88. His scientific field is clinical biochemistry, especially immunochemistry, where he has contributed to development of the powerful Scandinavian electro immunochemical methods, and is editor of three handbooks on this topic. Dr. Axelsen is, since 2008, Ombudsman for Research Integrity at Statens Serum Institut in Copenhagen, and so far the first ombudsman of this kind in Denmark. He is responsible for training all researchers at the Institute’s many departments in Good Research Practice (RCR). Axelsen was one of the founders of the Danish Committees on Scientific Dishonesty (1992), member of the medical committee 1993-2005, and has participated as investigator in many cases of al-legations for scientific dishonesty, and in some 75 decisions of the DCSD. He was member of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Committee on Bioethics 1994-2001, chair 1995-96. Dr. Axelsen has received the Thorvald Madsen Prize and a Gold Medal from University of Aarhus. He has served on many national and international committees on scientific and science policy, and is a member of Danish Academy f or the Technical Sciences (ATV) and the Danish Academy for the Natural Sciences.



Sun Ping
Sun Ping, Institute of Science and Technical Information of China

Dr. Sun Ping is currently engaging in the work of Secretariat of the Office of Research Integrity, Ministry of Science and Technology of China. His role includes conducting relevant research, the administration of the MOST-ORI-sponsored projects, and the maintenance of a dedicated research integrity website in China (http://www.sinori.cn). He worked at the Chinese Ministry of Education from 1984 to 2002, mainly engaging in international cooperation affairs.



Paul Taylor
Paul Taylor, Director of the Research Ethics and Integrity Office of the University of Melbourne, Australia

Paul Taylor, PhD, is the Director of the Office for Research Ethics & Integrity (OREI) at the University of Melbourne. Paul has worked in research management for 6 years. He completed a PhD in Environmental Microbiology in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Melbourne, where he teaches to second year students. Dr. Taylor is Member of the International Programs Advisory Group for the University of Melbourne; Chair of the Universitas 21 Global Issues Program; Member of the University of Melbourne Mobility Advisory Group; Member of the Crawford Fund Victorian branch. Taylor holds numerous honorary adjunct Professorial positions at Nanjing Agricultural University, China; King Mongkut Institute of Technology, Thailand; Kasetsart University, Thailand; Maejo University, Thailand; and cosupervisors graduate students at University of Malaya.



Paulo Beirão
Paulo Beirão, Chair of the Commission on Research Integrity at CNPq (2011-2013)

Paulo Beirão, PhD, Full Professor at the Biochemistry and Immunology Department, UFMG. He was president of the Brazilian Society for Biophysics (1994-1996) and the Brazilian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2006-2008). He was also president of the Board of Trustees of FAPEMIG (2010-2011) and has acted as a representative of the scientific community in various committees on education, science and technology, including those at CNPq. He was a member of FINEP Advisory Council and of the committee that developed the 2011-2020 Brazilian National Plan for Graduate Studies, launched by CAPES. He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and former director of the Agricultural, Biological, and Health Sciences Division of CNPq (2011-2013). He was Chair of the Commission on Research Integrity at CNPq (2011-2013) and is currently the director of Director of Science, Technology and Innovation of Minas Gerais Foundation for Research Support.




Local Committee of the
4th World Conference on Research Integrity




Sonia Vasconcelos
Sonia Vasconcelos (PhD), Associate Professor at the Science Education Program of Leopoldo de Meis Medical Biochemistry Institute (IBqM)/UFRJ. Dr. Vasconcelos organized the I BRISPE in 2010 and was coordinator of the II BRISPE and III BRISPE. She has participated actively in the World Conferences on Research Integrity - WCRI (2007, 2010, 2013) and has, since the 1st WCRI gotten involved in international RI/RCR initiatives. She has helped foster these initiatives at UFRJ and other Brazilian institutions. She teaches science communication, research methodology, RI/RCR and ethical publication practices at UFRJ, including a course fully devoted to RI/RCR, together with Drs. Martha Sorenson and Adalberto Vieyra, at the Carlos Chagas Filho Biophysics Institute (IBCCF). She is co-chair of the Graduate Council for Research Ethics (Câmara Técnica de Ética em Pesquisa, CTEP/UFRJ) and a member of the SubCommittee on Research Integrity of CTEP. She was one of the editors of the Joint Statement on Research Integrity of the II BRISPE.



Edson Watanabe
Edson Watanabe (PhD), Full Professor at the Electrical Engineering Program, COPPE. Dr. Watanabe is Vice-Director of COPPE/UFRJ. He has pioneered research integrity policies at COPPE/UFRJ, including those to tackle plagiarism in theses and dissertations. He has instituted a course, offered annually at COPPE, on scientific methodology combined with RI/RCR issues, which is open to non-COPPE participants. He has been active in discussing RI/RCR issues among COPPE’s faculty and has played a substantial role in promoting debates on the topic. Dr. Watanabe led the Commission that established COPPE´s recently released guidelines on research integrity. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and of the Sub-Committee on Research Integrity of CTEP/UFRJ. He was a member of the Organizing Committee of the II and III BRISPE and one of the editors of the Joint Statement on Research Integrity.



Martha Sorenson
Martha Sorenson (PhD), Associate Professor at the Biochemistry and Cell Biology Program, IBqM/UFRJ; Former Vice-President of the Brazilian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SBBq) (2008-2010). At SBBq, she organized the first symposium on RI/RCR at an SBBq annual meeting, in 2010. Dr. Sorenson has contributed to promoting RI/RCR policies at UFRJ and other institutions. She is coordinator of the Sub-Committee on Research Integrity of CTEP/UFRJ. She was co-organizer of the I BRISPE, member of the Organizing Committee of the II and III BRISPE, and one of the editors of the Joint Statement on Research Integrity of the II BRISPE.



Adalberto Vieyra
Adalberto Vieyra (PhD), Full Professor at IBCCF/UFRJ. Dr. Vieyra is former area coordinator for Biological Sciences II (2005-2011) at the Coordination for Advancement of Higher Education Personnel – CAPES, one of the major funding agencies in Brazil and the one responsible for the assessment and accreditation of graduate programs. He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and Director of the National Center for Bioimages (CENABIO). He has been a strong advocate for implementing RI/RCR educational policies in Brazilian graduate programs, has contributed seminars on the topic and was instrumental in implementing the first course fully devoted to RI/RCR at UFRJ, which he teaches together with Profs. Sonia Vasconcelos and Martha Sorenson, at IBCCF/UFRJ. He was a member of the Organizing Committees of the I, II and III BRISPE.



José Roberto Lapa e Silva
José Roberto Lapa e Silva (MD, PhD), Full Professor at the Clementino Fraga Filho University Hospital (HUCFF)/UFRJ. Dr. Lapa is coordinator of the graduate program in clinical medicine at UFRJ and serves as the University´s liaison with the US National Institutes of Health. His research is in pneumology, but he has a strong interest in medical education. Dr. Lapa has played an important role in implementing bioethics education through a course for graduate programs in medicine at UFRJ. He has helped to foster RI/RCR policies at the university and is principal investigator on an NIH/Fogarty International Center grant for RI/RCR training in Brazil. Dr. Lapa is a member of the Sub-Committee on Research Integrity of CTEP/UFRJ. He was also a member of the Organizing Committee of the II and III BRISPE.



Marisa Palácios
Marisa Palácios (PhD), Associate Professor at the Institute for Collective Health, IESC/UFRJ. Dr. Palacios is coordinator of the Institutional Review Board of IESC- CEP/IESC/UFRJ and Member of the Board for the Brazilian Society for Bioethics (SBB). She has taken an important role in broadening the discussion on RI/RCR at the National Commission for Ethics in Research on Humans (CONEP) and at SBB and has helped to implement RI/RCR policies, including conflicts of interest policies, at UFRJ. She has participated in implementing a bioethics course for graduate programs in medicine at UFRJ and for a graduate program on applied ethics and bioethics, which involves many Brazilian institutions. She is chair of CTEP/UFRJ. Dr. Palacios was a member of the Organizing Committees of the I, II and III BRISPE.



José Carlos C.S. Pinto
José Carlos C.S. Pinto (PhD), Full Professor at the Chemical Engineering Program (PEQ)/COPPE/UFRJ. Dr. Pinto is Associate Director of Technology and Innovation at UFRJ´s graduate school of engineering (COPPE), where he teaches and works on polymers and polymerization processes. He is also Executive Director of COPPETEC, a non-profit foundation that administers annually ~1400 projects that public institutions undertake through contracts with private and public companies and organizations. Dr. Pinto is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences. He has helped to include RI/RCR policies, including conflict of interest policies, in the ethical guidelines of COPPETEC. He was a member of the Organizing Committee of the I, II and III BRISPE.



Hatisaburo Masuda
Hatisaburo Masuda (PhD), Full Professor at the Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Program of IBqM/UFRJ. Dr. Masuda is coordinator of the Science Education Program at IBqM/UFRJ and has played an important role in initiatives to broaden RI/RCR concerns at IBqM/UFRJ. Together with Prof. José Carlos Pinto (COPPE/UFRJ), he supervised Dr. Vasconcelos’ postdoctoral project on RI/RCR through a FAPERJ fellowship, which led to focus- group research with graduate students at UFRJ and to the organization of the I BRISPE in 2010. He was a member of the Organizing Committees of the I, II and BRISPE.



Francisco Prosdocimi
Francisco Prosdocimi (PhD), Associate Professor at the Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Program of IBqM/UFRJ. In addition to research in bioinformatics, Dr. Prosdocimi has developed an interest in research ethics and in RI/RCR. He has studied publication ethics and its relationship with open peer review. He has joined RI/RCR initiatives at UFRJ and is currently collaborating with some of them, which include the planning and organization of the II and III BRISPE and a national project on research integrity.



Rosemary Shinkai
Rosemary Shinkai (PhD), Full Professor at the School of Dentistry of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS); Dean of International and Institutional Affairs, PUCRS. Professor Shinkai is the editor-in-chief of Revista Odonto Ciência (Journal of Dental Science), one of the major Brazilian journals in the area. She is the only Brazilian member of the Council of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and has helped raise awareness of issues in publication ethics among Brazilian editors. She has contributed to the development and implementation of RI/RCR policies for all research units at PUCRS. She was a member of the Organizing Committee of the II and III BRISPE.



Carla Bonan
Carla Bonan (PhD), Full Professor at the School of Biosciences of PUCRS; Head of Research of the Office of the Vice-President for Research, Innovation, and Development. Dr. Bonan has had a crucial role in the assessment and monitoring of projects conducted by researchers from PUCRS. She has contributed to educational initiatives on RI/RCR at the university, bridging gaps between the sciences and the humanities in conversations on the topic. In addition, her active role in innovation, research and development has broadened the approach to RI/RCR at PUCRS. Dr. Bonan, in collaboration with Dr. Shinkai, organized the 6th PUCRS International Seminar on Innovation, University, and Research Integrity, in 2011. She was a member of the Organizing Committee of the II and III BRISPE.



Claude Pirmez
Claude Pirmez (MD, PhD), Former Vice-President for Research and Laboratories of Reference at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ). Dr. Pirmez is associate editor of Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz [Transactions of the Oswaldo Cruz Institute], one of Brazil´s highest-impact journals. She specializes in the immunopathology of leishmaniosis. She has developed an interest in RI/RCR issues and was instrumental in the establishment of the first Commission fully devoted to RI/RCR at a public institution in Brazil, which was created in 2012 at FIOCRUZ, one of the co-organizer institutions of the I BRISPE. She was a member of the Organizing Committee of the II and III BRISPE.




Marisa Russo Lecointre
Marisa Russo Lecointre (PhD), Associate Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy, Languages and Humanities of the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP). Dr. Russo has studied research ethics and the responsible conduct of research, with special interest in the social responsibility of scientists in their conduct of research. She has participated in local discussions on RI/RCR as an invited speaker in workshops and seminars, especially at universities in São Paulo. Dr. Russo has started a research project on RI/RCR. She was a member of the Organizing Committee of the II and III BRISPE.




Luiz Henrique Lopes dos Santos
Luiz Henrique Lopes dos Santos (PhD), Associate Professor at the University of São Paulo (USP) and a researcher at the Brazilian Center for Analysis and Planning. Dr. Santos is Coordinator of Humanities for the State of São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP). He is Coordinator of the editorial staff of Revista FAPESP, which has a regular section on research integrity. Dr. Santos has played a major role in the implementation of research integrity policies at and by FAPESP. He has been instrumental in making FAPESP’s Code of Good Research Practices widely recognized as a model for research integrity discussions at universities in São Paulo and in other states. He was the co-organizer of the III BRISPE.




Paulo Beirão
Paulo Beirão (PhD), Full Professor at the Biochemistry and Immunology Department, UFMG. He was president of the Brazilian Society for Biophysics (1994-1996) and the Brazilian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2006-2008). He was also president of the Board of Trustees of FAPEMIG (2010-2011) and has acted as a representative of the scientific community in various committees on education, science and technology, including those at CNPq. He was a member of FINEP Advisory Council and of the committee that developed the 2011-2020 Brazilian National Plan for Graduate Studies, launched by CAPES. He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and former director of the Agricultural, Biological, and Health Sciences Division of CNPq (2011-2013). He was Chair of the Commission on Research Integrity at CNPq (2011-2013) and is currently the director of Director of Science, Technology and Innovation of Minas Gerais Foundation for Research Support.





Charles Pessanha
Charles Pessanha (PhD), Full Professor of Political Science at the Graduate Program in Public Policies, Strategies and Development (PPED/IE/UFRJ). Dr. Pessanha is former President of the Brazilian Association of Scientific Editors (ABEC). He was one of the first Brazilian editors to discuss publication ethics in public forums and has played an important role in broadening RI/RCR policies at the editorial level. He is editor-in-chief of the journal Dados, a widely read Brazilian journal in the social sciences. Dados was responsible for the translation of the Singapore Statement on Research Integrity into Portuguese, which was published in the journal in 2011, some months after the original official release of the document. He has been active in addressing RI/RCR in the Brazilian editorial setting. He was a member of the Organizing Committee of the II and III BRISPE.



André Pinto
André Pinto (PhD), Researcher at the Brazilian Center for Physics Research (CBPF). Dr. Pinto was Vice-President for Materials of the Brazilian Society for Microscopy and Microanalysis (SBMM) (2008-2010). As a former professor at the Military Institute for Engineering (IME), he was the first to implement a course on RI/RCR for graduate students at IME. Dr. Pinto now teaches the course as a visiting professor at IME. He has contributed seminars on RI/RCR at Brazilian institutions and collaborated in initiatives to foster RI/RCR at IME and at the Brazilian Center for Physics Research (CBPF), which was one of the co-organizers of the I BRISPE. He was a member of the Organizing Committees of the I, II and III BRISPE.



Ricardo Bacelar
Ricardo Bacelar, Lawyer, Specialist in International Law, Vice-President of the Brazilian Order of Lawyers in Ceará state (OAB-CE). Dr. Bacelar sits on the Federal Council of OAB, as a member of the International Relations of the Council. He teaches international law at the University of Fortaleza and is author of a proposition for combating plagiarism in Brazilian education, on behalf of OAB-CE. Dr. Bacelar has contributed to strengthening the dialogues between the sciences and the humanities, through his involvement in research integrity, which has been marked since his participation in the II and III BRISPE.