National Dialogue on the State of Research Integrity Training

The international Association for Practical & Professional Ethics (APPE) hosted a special “National Dialogue on the State of Research Integrity Training” Nov. 8-9, 2023, at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C.

photo of students

UM graduate students Megan Barber and Betty Nugba (first and third from right) with, from left,
Elisa Revermen, Georgetown University; Dr. Lisa Lee, Virginia Tech and past APPE Board Chair;
Olivia Davis, Arizona State University; and Dr. Dena Plemmons, University of California,
Riverside and APPE Board Chair.


The meeting was supported by the Arsht Ethics Initiatives.

The APPE, established more than 30 years ago, is an inter- and multidisciplinary professional and educational organization. The meeting included representatives from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. A goal of the meeting was to improve and refine federal requirements for instruction in the Responsible Conduct of Research.

Two graduate students from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Program in Biomedical Sciences (PIBS) were included as rapporteurs to document several small-group sessions:

  • Megan Barber |  Mentor: John Burnett
  • Betty Nugba | Mentor: Martin Rivas

Their work will be used to compile a report of the meeting, apparently the first-ever of its kind.