Computational Research Integrity Conference
CRI-CONF 2020

June 23-25, 2020

Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC

About CRI-CONF

About the Computational Research Integrity Conference (CRI-CONF)

This conference will bring researchers from Biomedical Sciences and Ethics as well as Computer Scientists, AI researchers, and statisticians to discuss how research integrity investigations can be made faster, more accurate, and systematic with the use of computational methods

Where

Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC

When

Tuesday to Thursday
23-25 June, 2020 (with pre-conference reception on Monday June 22nd)

Confirmed speakers

(in alphabetical order)

Daniel Acuna

Daniel Acuna

Syracuse University, Organizer

Ranjinidevi Ambalavanar

Ranjinidevi Ambalavanar

US's Office of Research Integrity

Mario Biagiolo

Mario Biagioli

Science and technology studies, UCLA

Elisabeth Bik

Elisabeth Bik

Science consultant, Research integrity & misconduct

Speaker 4

Jennifer Byrne

Professor of Molecular Oncology, The University of Sydney

Speaker 5

Lauran Qualkenbush

President of the Association of Reserach Integrity Officers

Michael Lauer

Michael Lauer

Deputy Director for NIH Extramural Research

James Kroll

James Kroll

Director Research Integrity and Administrative Investigations at National Science Foundation

Ivan Oransky

Ivan Oransky

Co-Founder, Retraction Watch

Speaker 6

Andrew Owens

University of Michigan

Scheirer

Walter J. Scheirer

University of Notre Dame

Weber-Wulff

Debora Weber-Wulff

Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin

Event Schedule (Preliminary)

Welcome reception

Daniel Acuna

Introductory remarks & welcome Daniel Acuna

Ranjini Ambalvanar

TBA Ranjini Ambalavanar, US ORI

TBA

Andrew Owens

TBA Andrew Owens, University of Michigan

TBA

Break

Debora Weber-Wulff

TBA Debora Weber-Wulff, Hochschule fur Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin

TBA

Lunch

Lauran Qualkenbush

TBA Lauran Qualkenbush, Northwestern University, President of ARIO

TBA

Panel (Institutions)

TBA

Break

TBA Accepted talk 1

TBA

TBA Accepted talk 2

TBA

Panel (Publishers)

TBA

Break

Poster session & hors d'oeuvres

Dinner

Daniel Acuna

Remarks Daniel Acuna

Elisabeth Bik

TBA Elisabeth Bik, Elisabeth Bik Consulting

TBA

TBA TBA

TBA

Break

Jennifer Byrne

TBA Jennifer Byrne, Sydney University

TBA

Lunch with posters

TBA TBA

TBA

Panel (Funders)

TBA

Break

TBA Accepted talk 3

TBA

TBA Accepted talk 4

TBA

Panel (Tool makers)

TBA

Break

Dinner

Fireside chat about best practices

Daniel Acuna

Welcoming remarks Daniel Acuna

TBA TBA

TBA

TBA

TBA

Feedback and next steps

Location

Event venue location info and gallery

Center for Strategic and International Studies , Washington, DC

Hotels

We have a room block for the following hotel

Hotel 1

Beacon Hotel & Corporate Quarters

0.1 Mile from the Venue

Call: 202-296-2100, or email reservations@beaconhotelwdc.com and mention Syracuse University for a room block discount

Sponsors

Main sponsor

This conference is funded by the Office of Research Integrity, Department of Health and Human Services, under grant ORIIR190047

Other sponsors

Participate

Submit poster

We invite you to submit poster presentations covering the following topics (but not limited to):

  • Computational or best-practices methods for detecting fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism of text, images, statistics, or other research outcomes
  • Studies on the role of research integrity offices at the institutional and funders' levels
  • Human-computer interaction studies of plagiarism detection tools
  • Human factors on the perception of potential misconduct
  • Ethical dimension of using artificial intelligence in research integrity investigations
  • Best practices for using tools during research integrity investigations
  • Case studies

Please submit a title, authors, affiliation, and 500-word abstract of your poster presentation. You can indicate whether you want to present your poster as a short presentation or as a poster, or either of them. All submissions will be peer-reviewed.

Abstract submission deadline: March 27, 2020

Notification of acceptance / rejection: April 3, 2020


Registration

The registration fee is $400 and includes access to all sessions, breakfast, lunch, and reception dinner.

Eligibility: Most attendees will be invited directly by the organizers or will be authors of accepted poster presentations. However, we leave the registration open for researchers, funders, research integrity investigators, and senior leadership who are interested in attending. This conference is not open to the public. The organizers reserve the right to review registrations for eligibility and decline and refund the registration of those who do not meet the eligibility criteria

Financial support and registration waivers: We have a limited number of fellowships and registration waivers available. This will be awarded based on need. Please email criconference2020@gmail.com