#PubEthics webinar: because ethical boundaries are not always obvious

Interactive event will feature experts on research and publication ethics

Scientific misconduct and breach of publishing ethics can take many different forms and can be committed knowingly or unknowingly. In a September article in Elsevier Connect, researchers describe being the victim of various types of fraud early in their careers. To educate early-career researchers, Elsevier set up the Ethics in Research & Publication program, which includes an interactive website as well as live presentations and webinars.

A free webinar on Thursday, January 31 — Research and Publication Ethics — is designed to help early-career researchers understand the ethical boundaries in scientific research and publishing. It will be hosted by experts in the fields of research and publication ethics.

This webinar was originally presented in September, at a time that was not suitable for the US, and we got many requests to run it again. In a post-webinar survey, 97 percent of attendees agreed they were satisfied with it and 96 percent said they would be interested to attend future webinars.

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To Participate

Ethics Webinar

Date: January 31

Time: London (UK): 2 p.m. GMT | New York 9 a.m. EST | California 6 a.m. PST. (Check your time zone here.)

Duration: 60 minutes

Register here.

Q&A: We invite you to submit your thoughts or questions during the registration process so we can address as many of these as possible. During the webinar, there will be a live Q&A session, and we encourage you to join the conversation. Twitter: To follow the conversation on Twitter, use the hashtag #PubEthics and follow Elsevier on Twitter: @ElsevierConnect. For more information on Elsevier's educational program on research and publication ethics, visit ethics.elsevier.com. [/note]

The Presenters

David Rew

David Rew, Medical Subject Chair, Scopus Content Selection and Advisory Board

David Rew has been a Consultant General Surgeon with Southampton University Hospitals in the United Kingdom and Honorary Senior Lecturer to the University of Southampton since 1999. He was previously an Honorary Consultant Surgeon to the University Hospitals of Leicester from 1994 to 1999. He was Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) from 2003 to 2009 and a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Council from 2008 to 2010.

Margaret Rees, Secretary Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), Editor-in-Chief, Maturitas, Emeritus Reader in Reproductive Medicine in Oxford.

Margaret Rees has a longstanding, unique portfolio of experience of research and publication ethics. She chairs a National Health Service research ethics committee, is a member of the Oxford Central University Research Ethics Committee, and serves as chair-elect of the UK Association of Research Ethics Committee and COPE secretary. Her extensive experience in publishing is based on editing Maturitas and previously Menopause International (1998-2008) as well as 20 books on women's health. For COPE in 2010, she wrote a Guide for new editors

T (Sandy) FlorenceT. "Sandy" Florence, Editor in Chief, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, Emeritus Professor of Pharmacy (Centre for Drug Delivery Research)

Dr. T. "Sandy" Florence is Editor-in-Chief (Europe) of the International Journal of Pharmaceutics and was founding co-editor with Professor Vincent Lee of the Journal of Drug Targeting. He is the author of more than 250 papers, reviews and chapters in books, and is the co-author with Professor David Attwood of Physicochemical Principles of Pharmacy, now in its 4th edition, and Surfactant Systems: their Chemistry, Pharmacy and Biology, published in 1983. Another book, Solubilization by Surface Active Agents, co-authored with the late Peter H. Elworthy and C. B. Macfarlane, was published in 1968.

Catriona FennellCatriona Fennell,Director of Journal Services for Elsevier and the webinar moderator

Catriona Fennell is responsible for publishing ethics initiatives in the Elsevier STM Journals Publishing group, including the implementartion of CrossCheck, the development of ethics education programs, and acting as Elsevier's liaison with the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). She has worked for Elsevier since 1999 in various roles in journal production and publishing.

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