Think research misconduct allegations can’t happen to you? Think again!

October 6, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm America/Indiana/Indianapolis Timezone

Research misconduct allegations at Indiana University continue to rise, and have a huge impact on the affected researchers, their colleagues, and their research. Falsification, fabrication, and plagiarism can happen in any discipline, on any campus, and often looks very different from the research misconduct cases in the headlines. In this new webinar series, IU Research Integrity Office (RIO) staff will join faculty members who adjudicate research misconduct cases to discuss the causes and consequences of research misconduct and share lessons learned from real cases right here at IU. You will learn what falsification, fabrication, and plagiarism look like in real life, how research misconduct allegations can affect you and your research, and approaches for preventing research misconduct, and research misconduct allegations, in your own labs and research teams.

The first session, “Small mistakes, big consequences,” will be on Wednesday, October 6, 2021  from 12:00pm – 1:00pm.

Many research misconduct allegations stem from sloppy mistakes or poor documentation practices. Research Integrity Office staff will highlight several examples from recent cases and faculty colleagues will offer potential solutions for ensuring protocol compliance.


  • Shelley Bizila, MS, Director & Research Integrity Officer, Research Integrity Office, IU Office of Research Compliance
  • Christopher M. Callahan, MD, MACP, Chief Research and Development Officer, Eskenazi Health; Professor, IU School of Medicine; Scientist, IU Center for Aging Research at Regenstrief Institute
  • Matthew R. Allen, PhD, Assistant Dean, Faculty Affairs and Professional Development; Professor, Department of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology; Chair, IU Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), IU School of Medicine; Co-Director, Workforce Development, Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI)

With introductions by:

  • Fred Cate, Vice President for Research, IU, Distinguished Professor and C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law
  • Tatiana Foroud, PhD, Executive Associate Dean for Research Affairs, Chair, Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics, IU School of Medicine

This series is intended for research faculty, research business administrators, research coordinators, research technicians, post docs and graduate students within IU to provide the opportunity to identify research misconduct and discuss approaches for preventing it.

Register and learn more about the series, including future sessions, here. 

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Anna Carrera
Anna Carrera is the research communications manager for Indiana University's Precision Health Initiative, IU School of Medicine Research Affairs and the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. She joined the team in June 2019 after working as a TV news reporter for ten years. She loves sharing stories about the great research being done across the state to improve the health of Hoosiers.

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