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The Role and Activities of Scientific Societies in Promoting Research Integrity: Conference to be held April 10-11

American Association for the Advancement of Science

(Washington, DC) -- The public's trust of individual scientists rests, in part, on its expectations that their conduct is governed by standards prescribed by professional societies. At a special conference to be held on April 10-11 at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, scientific society staff, officers, and members, legal scholars, ethicists, and social scientists will discuss current ethics codes, what societies are doing to promote research integrity, and how these efforts can be improved.

Seating is limited. RSVPs required. Contact: Tiffany Ayers, or 202/326-6781.

EVENT: The Role and Activities of Scientific Societies in Promoting Research Integrity
A conference convened by AAAS and U.S. Office of Research Integrity

DATE: April 10-11, 2000
Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. on Monday

1200 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
(Metro: Metro Center‹red, orange and blue lines)

Speakers for the conference include:

  • Felice J. Levine, American Sociological Association
  • Barbara Mishkin, Hogan and Hartson, Washington, DC
  • David Lee Robinson, National Institutes of Health
  • Colin Soskolne, University of Alberta
  • Julius S. Youngner, American Society of Microbiology

A session of the conference will analyze the outcome of a survey of scientific societies and their role in influencing the ethical climate for research. A research and action agenda will be developed to find ways scientific societies can better work together to promote research integrity.

A detailed agenda can be found at


Editor's Note: Members of the media must register by contacting Tiffany Ayers at 202-326-6781,

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