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Online workshop: Supporting the advancement of careers in research from an EDI perspective

At the Annual Meeting of the GRC in Panama the group endorsed a Statement of Principles (SOP) on Research Ethics, Integrity, and Culture in the Context of Rapid Results Research following a year-long series of discussions at each of the regional meetings on the topic. The discussions and breakout groups were productive and well-received and generated widespread interest in continuing these conversations.

As a part of these conversations, important discussions arose around topics at the intersection of research ethics, integrity, and culture and research security. We are pleased to announce a full day side event focused on building regional capacity in ethical and secure research practices at the GRC Americas Regional Meeting, sponsored by the US National Science Foundation. The workshop is designed to be a practical, working session to support agencies in sharing and developing principles and practices, forming regional alliances on these topics, and identifying areas of potential collaboration.

The goals of this workshop are to:

  • Create a collaborative network across the region on approaches to research ethics and security

  • Identify commonalities in funding agency practices on this topic across the Americas

  • Develop a set of operational principles for collaboration that builds off the GRC SOP

  • Provide opportunities for continued engagement and discussion of these topics

We are interested in expanding participation in this discussion to include new viewpoints, to capture the range of approaches used in the Americas, and to share lessons learned that would facilitate regional collaboration. Prior engagement with the GRC’s work in this area is not necessary, and we encourage interested parties to attend and share best practices or learn new approaches.

Registrants for the event will be asked to complete a short online survey that will allow us to assess regional strengths, gather materials, and identify areas of interest so that we can design a productive and engaging workshop of use to all members. We will provide short background readings in advance so that all participants can fully engage in workshop activities.

Agenda for Side Event (Wednesday, 16 November 2022; all times local to Montevideo, Uruguay)

09:00 - 09:30Introductions and goals for the session
09:30 - 10:30Opening panel: Ethical and Secure Research Practices: perspectives from the GRC, G7, OECD, and participating countries
10:30 - 10:45Break
10:45 - 11:30Generate areas of common interest and areas of difference
11:30 - 12:00Identify topical discussions for afternoon sessions
12:00 - 13:15Lunch
13:15 - 14:30Topical work groups: Session 1
14:30 - 14:45Break
14:45 - 16:00Topical work groups: Session 2
16:00 - 16:30Whole-group discussion of topical work group outcomes
16:30 - 17:00Next steps: piloting operating principles, scheduling follow-up check-ins

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